December 8, 2008, The Plattsburgh Press Republican: State considers effects of adding area parks to Adirondack Preserve

Published December 08, 2008 04:30 amOfficials from the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are studying the designation of such state parks as Cumberland Bay and Point au Roche to see if they fall under the state’s Forest Preserve, which would provide them with added protection against development.

State considers effects of adding area parks to Adirondack Preserve

By JEFF MEYERS
Staff Writer

December 8, 2008, Albany Times Union: Going Nuts- Area Squirrels Looking for Missing Acorns

Going nuts

Area squirrels looking for missing acorns
 
By SHARON HONG, Staff writer
First published in print: Monday, December 8, 2008

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http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=747313&category=ALBANY&BCCode=&newsdate=12/8/2008
This fall has been a season of high anxiety for squirrels.

With a squirrel population boom this year, the furry creatures started to harvest acorns prematurely, state Wildlife Pathologist Ward Stone said. By September, most of their dietary staple was eaten.

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December 7, 2008, International Herald Tribune: Managing our investment in nature

OVERLOOKED ASSETS

Managing our investment in nature

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http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/07/opinion/edlefevre.php

While economists are developing solutions to the economic crisis, they are not considering investment, at least so far, in the values of nature. Nature's provision of clean water, pollination, food and fiber are discounted as free services. Even in the best of times, investments in nature conservation and restoration get low priority.

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December 5, 2008, Mid Hudson News: Sundown Wild Forest Property protected

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http://www.catskillsnews.com/News/December08/05/SundownWF_prot-05Dec08.html

NEW YORK – The Open Space Institute announced today the acquisition of a 136-acre inholding located near the town of Denning within Sundown Wild Forest of the Catskill Park. Protection of the property opens up additional access for the many hunters and campers who utilize this very isolated and pristine area for recreation and enjoyment.

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November, 2006, The Associated Press: New York wilderness: Catskill Park celebrates 100 years

New York wilderness: Catskill Park celebrates 100 years

PHOENICIA, N.Y. — Before the morning mist burns off, the top of Mount Tremper can seem a world away.

A heavy haze blankets the valleys. Neighboring Catskill peaks poke through, looking green and gauzy. Nothing but trees are visible all around. Yet a spry hiker with a car at the trailhead could be ordering a cup of coffee within 90 minutes.

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