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Finding Home in the Adirondacks

  Finding Home in the Adirondacks Before I began working for the Lake Placid Land Conservancy and moving to a small farm in Westport for the summer, I had never spent more than a day in the Adirondack Park. Now, as I approach the two-month mark of living and working here, I feel very much [...]

July 21st, 2021|Conservation Minute|

Get Wild with LPLC this Summer

Get Wild with LPLC this Summer We are happy to welcome and introduce the newest member of the LPLC team, our summer intern Emma Kaminski. Emma joins us for the next few months as a Colgate Conservation Intern and will be assisting us on a variety of projects, including the expansion of our trail camera [...]

June 29th, 2021|Conservation Minute, News|

Keeping Track

Keeping Track We are so happy to announce we received funding through the North Elba Local Enhancement and Advancement Fund (LEAF) to expand our Conservation Monitoring program. LEAF prioritizes funding for programs, activities, and facilities that will have direct benefits to local communities and improve the quality of place for both residents and visitors of [...]

June 15th, 2021|Conservation Minute, News|

Restore Our Earth

Restore Our Earth Happy 51st Earth Day! The theme of this year’s earth day is “Restore Our Earth” and in celebration of today, earthday.org created a list of 51 things you can do any day of the year to Restore Our Earth. Here are two of our staff’s favorites from the list: Tip # 11 [...]

May 4th, 2021|Conservation Minute, News|

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace Happy women’s history month! In a previous conservation minute, I wrote about the namesake for Esther Mountain (High Peak #28). This month I thought that I would bring you the story behind the only other 46er named after a woman, Grace Peak (High Peak #42). Formerly known as East Dix, it was renamed [...]

March 10th, 2021|Conservation Minute, News|

A Trip to John Brown Farm

A Trip to John Brown Farm A few weeks ago, on a snowy and cold Sunday, I decided to take a trip to a place in Lake Placid that I have been meaning to visit since I first moved up here - John Brown Farm, the last home of the 19th century abolitionist. Born in [...]

February 18th, 2021|Conservation Minute, News|

Pattern Leads to Detail: Joy in Observing Winter Plants

When I am out and about during winter, I notice many signs of plant life in spite of the cold and the flat, gray and white landscape. Mosses are still out there in the winter, sometimes taking advantage of good sunshine conditions to actively “grow,” plus they are easily observable on tree trunks above the [...]

January 20th, 2021|Conservation Minute, News|

The Fresh Air Life

The Fresh Air Life This year, so many of us have turned to the outdoors. From porches to backcountry wilderness experiences, being in nature has offered a safe respite during these uncertain times. As the weather turns colder and snow starts to fall, many may think their time outside is over until spring. However, with [...]

December 21st, 2020|Conservation Minute, News|

Architects of the Forest

Architects of the Forest   While I have only seen a beaver in the wild once or twice, I come across signs of their work nearly every time I venture out in the Adirondacks. From dams and lodges, to trails and canals, beavers definitely leave their mark on a landscape - and what a mark [...]

November 19th, 2020|Conservation Minute, News|

For The Sheer Joy Of Climbing

For The Sheer Joy Of Climbing These words will likely sound familiar to anyone who has undertaken the journey to become a 46er, as they are inscribed on a plaque at the summit of Esther Mountain, High Peak #28. The plaque was placed on the summit in 1939 by The Adirondack 46ers to honor “the [...]

October 14th, 2020|Conservation Minute, News|