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Entries from March 30th, 2011

Bad News – Search and Rescue for Missing Woman

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments · News


The body of a missing Central New York woman was located in the Adirondacks by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers this afternoon.

The body of Kerry Young, 44, of Dewitt, NY was located at approximately 2:00 pm about one mile from her car by two DEC Forest Rangers conducting a ground search. She was found in a stand of conifer trees between the Limekiln-Cedar River Road and Fawn Lake.

A missing person alert had been issued for Ms. Young on Monday evening, March 28, by the Town of Dewitt Police Department. Town of Inlet Police Department checked a vehicle they had noticed parked on the entrance road to the DEC Limekiln Lake Campground off the Limekiln Lake-Cedar River Road and confirmed that it belonged to Ms. Young.

DEC Forest Rangers were contacted to lead the search effort, which began Tuesday morning. Forest Rangers were assisted by members of the NY State Police, State Police Aviation, Town of Inlet Fire Department, Town of Inlet Police Department, Town of Webb Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff, members of Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue and other volunteers. More than 50 people and a helicopter were involved in the search effort today.

Investigators from the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Raybrook are leading the investigation into Ms. Young’s death.

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2010 Deer Take and Bear Harvest

March 28th, 2011 · No Comments · News

I’m always interested in the hunting stats when they come out.
Things I noted in the data:

  • 521 Black Bears were harvested in the Adirondacks in 2010.
  • 2010 Calculated NYS Legal Deer Take is 230,100 (a lot of venison)
  • City of Plattsburgh had 8 Bucks Harvested?
  • Big spike in 2003 for a record of 1,370 Adirondack Bears harvested
  • Deer take also peaked around 2003 (what happened in 2003?)
  • St Lawrence is the top county with 97 Bears taken

2010 Adirondack Bear Harvest

“Deer hunters play a crucial role, benefiting all New Yorkers, by helping to maintain deer numbers at levels that are ecologically and socially appropriate, and we appreciate their participation,” Commissioner Martens said.

I guess socially appropriate means those deer are in the wrong place.

Sucks for them

I’m loaded for Beer.

Here are links to the fastest publishers of the two press releases:
Deer season stats released
DEC announces 2010 bear hunting results

Bear - ready to harvest

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Public Invited to Watershed Stewardship Summit in Keene Valley

March 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Lake Champlain Basin ProgramThe New York Citizens Advisory Committee to the Lake Champlain Basin Program is inviting the public to a Watershed Stewardship Summit which will present the successes and challenges in aquatic invasive species spread prevention in the Lake Champlain basin and Adirondacks.

The summit will held on Tuesday, March 29, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at The Nature Conservancy Office on Route 73 in Keene Valley.

Aquatic invasive species are an on-going threat to the region’s lakes and rivers. The introduction of a single invasive species into a waterbody has the potential to upset the ecological balance by out-competing native plants, disrupting the food web, and altering species composition. Aquatic invasive species impact the use and enjoyment of waters, as well as, the local economy. Preventing the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species is critical for protecting our water resources.

Learn from local experts from around the region about programs that are being implemented to help prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species into our lakes and rivers. The panel of experts will include:

  • Dr. Eric Holmlund, Director of the Watershed Stewardship Program at Paul Smith’s College
  • Lake Champlain Basin Program Boat Launch Steward Program
  • Hilary Smith, Director of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program
  • Carol Treadwell, Ph.D., Executive Director for the Ausable River Association
  • Emily DeBolt, Director of Education for the Lake George Association

The summit is sponsored by the New York Citizens Advisory Committee – Lake Champlain Basin Program. Please rsvp at by March 25.

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