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Long Lake acquires land from The Nature Conservancy

March 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Community and conservation goals advance together

Long Lake, NY – The Town of Long Lake and The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter on March 1, 2012 completed a 46-acre land sale from the Conservancy to the town for $36,720. The transaction consummates a good faith commitment initiated by both parties several years ago.

We are working to keep the Adirondack region protected for nature and for people.

The Tarbell Hill Road tract was originally part of The Nature Conservancy’s 2007 purchase of 161,000 acres touching 27 towns in six counties in the Adirondacks. It is among a selection of “community enhancement” parcels included in a broad conservation plan under way that balances economic development, community sustainability, public recreation opportunities and ecological protections.

Initially Long Lake was interested in the parcel as a potential well site as part of a major water system upgrade. The Conservancy allowed the town to test for groundwater in 2009. Those tests, however, did not find sufficient volumes of groundwater to meet community needs. The town has other potential uses in mind—from gravel excavation to timber harvesting to nature trails.

“We appreciate this opportunity and believe it is a good investment for the town. It keeps our options open. ” Long Lake Supervisor, Clark Seaman, said.

“We listened hard to town officials’ interests and are delighted to have reached another key milestone in this historic conservation project,” said Michael Carr, executive director of the Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter.

The Tarbell Hill Road parcel has good road access and was subdivided from an adjacent 14,400-acre block of commercial working forest protected by a conservation easement. Both tracts fit into a larger conservation plan that preserves more than 92,000 acres of commercial timberlands, secures snowmobile connector trails in nearly a dozen communities (including Long Lake), calls for 65,000 acres to be transferred in the coming years to the state to become Forest Preserve and available to all for outdoor recreation, and sets aside more than 1,000 acres for community purposes in three rural towns.

The lands in the overall plan collectively feature 16,000 acres of wetlands, 300 lakes and ponds, 90 mountain peaks, 415 miles of rivers and streams, and provide vital habitat for wildlife.

“The conservation plan does more than represent our collective commitment to clean air, clean water and healthy forests for current and future generations,” added Carr. “It meets the needs of loggers, business owners, wildlife, and the tens of thousands of local residents and millions of visitors who use Adirondack forests for recreation.”

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February is Carnifest Month

January 20th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Adirondack Life

Adirondack Winter Carnivals Kick-Off February’s Line-Up of Festivals

I know it kills everyone to look for things to do every weekend. It looks like every corner of the Adirondacks is having some sort of “event” next month. Strange how the suffix “-stock” never made the list.

Given so many to choose from, I thought a map would help. Plus, I threw in a couple bonus Carnifests and a planning chart.

(Large Map)
1. Colton Winterfest 2. Cancelled – Rotary Winter Carnival 3. Lake George Winter Carnival 4. Massena Winter Carnival 5. Canton Winterfest
6. McCauley Mt Winter Carnival 7. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
8. Ogdensburg River Shiver 9. Empire State Winter Games
Indian Lake Winterfest 11. Raquette Lake Winter Carnival
Hague Winter Weekend 13. Long Lake Winter Wacky Week
14. Inlet Frozen Fire & Ice

February is Carnifest Month

The intrepid Carnifest fans could enjoy for 18 days in a row!!

If anyone has better links for these, I’ll take them.

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