Monday, February 4, 2013
NY DEC proposes opening chain of lakes to motorized access
Opening the Essex chain of lakes in New York's Adirondack Park to ATVs, Jet Skis and more would be a monstrous step in the wrong direction - for conservation, peace and solitude, the health of wildlife habitat, and a whole lot of other reasons. This land, being purchased by New York State now from The Nature Conservancy, ought be given wilderness status and managed as such by the Department of Environmental Conservation. This is hardly a selfish desire on the part of conservationists. It is simply doing the right thing. North Country Public Radio offers this overview of the situation.