Stewardship within the Adirondack Park

Adirondack Wilderness Advocates is announcing its fourth Wilderness Webinar, which will begin at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, and feature AWA’s Board Chair Kayla White. Kayla will talk about the many great examples of stewardship within the Adirondack Park, its importance regarding resource protection, and how different organizations can work together to convey a unifying message. 

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has long depended on — and partnered with — organizations to deploy stewards. From summits to trailheads to water access points, these stewards help educate the public on responsible recreation and enlist their help in protecting the Forest Preserve. With more and more people recreating within the Park and in wild places, investment in stewardship programs is a low-budget, easy way that the state can invest in resource protection that works. The High Peaks Advisory Group’s final report advocates that the state makes that very investment. 

Kayla White (Photo by Seth Jones)

Kayla is currently employed at the Adirondack Mountain Club as their Stewardship Manager, overseeing the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program and Hurricane Fire Tower Stewardship Program. Annually, she helps train other stewardship groups in Leave No Trace outdoor skills and ethics, interacting with the public and informal interpretation. 

This webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, please click the following button:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

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