ADIRONDACK WILDERNESS ADVOCATES: Dedicated to promoting the knowledge, enjoyment, expansion, and protection of the Adirondack Park’s wildest places!

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Now is the perfect opportunity to support what matters! This year, AWA has been working to protect the Adirondacks by advocating for your interests on the High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group; creating a visitor use app to educate recreationalists and collect data for local land managers; and working to restore access to Cathead Mountain, an action which could lead to a significant boundary expansion of the Silver Lake Wilderness. But we can’t do this without you! Your gift will support our mission of promoting the knowledge, enjoyment, expansion, and protection of the Adirondack Park’s wildest places.

Knowledge

Sharing the benefits of wilderness to both human and natural communities.

Enjoyment

Promoting the enjoyment of all Adirondack lands and waters through responsible low-impact recreation.

Expansion

Advocating for the expansion of key wilderness areas in the Adirondack Park.

Protection

Serving as a voice for the protection of the Adirondack Park.

Cotton Lake: The Wilderness No One Knows

The preferred method for preserving the “Cotton Lake Wilderness” as a state-recognized wilderness is to remove the quotation marks – for the APA board to take definitive action and reclassify the land per the procedures set in place by the SLMP. Doing so would elevate Cotton Lake to equal status with the nearby West Canada Lake and Ha-de-ron-dah areas.

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The Company I Keep

As he ate the moose slowly moved toward shore, unperturbed by his mucky environment, his ears occasionally flicking away a nuisance fly. From what I could make out through the camera’s viewfinder his bulbous nose spent much time in the water. Then he would lift his head up, displaying his broad rack like hands splayed in supplication. They looked ponderous, an evolutionary over-indulgence, even if I already knew that evolution had produced much larger racks on other cervids lost to extinction.

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