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Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 01-20-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,209
Posted By Paleofreak
Serious question: how much money is is spent on...

Serious question: how much money is is spent on deers running into cars? The number is something like $4.5 billion in the US so I would bet it is over $400 million in NYS. Wolves could bring that...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-07-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,796
Posted By Paleofreak
I found a quotation today that I felt belonged in...

I found a quotation today that I felt belonged in this thread (coincidentally in Phil Brown's collection of Bob Marshall's writings)

"We simply must band together-all of us who love the...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 01-04-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,209
Posted By Paleofreak
This reminded me so much of Aldo Leopold's essay...

This reminded me so much of Aldo Leopold's essay about killing the wolf, and gave me a shiver down my spine.
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 01-03-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,755
Posted By Paleofreak
Its amazing what an apex predator can do. In...

Its amazing what an apex predator can do. In Yellowstone wolves decreed deer and elk populations, which in turn increased willow populations and led to a population explosion of beavers. Its...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-01-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,334
Posted By Paleofreak
I do concede that some aquatic plants have...

I do concede that some aquatic plants have evolved a tragedy of hitching rides. Most notable is the invasive water chestnut (cattletrop), which has a huge burr.

A vast majority of aquatic...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-31-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,414
Posted By Paleofreak
DEC says there is no public access on the parcel....

DEC says there is no public access on the parcel. Looks like that trip will be on the back burner for a little bit.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 12-30-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,334
Posted By Paleofreak
I worked as an inspector for invasive species...

I worked as an inspector for invasive species last summer in the Finger Lakes. A number of people whose boats I inspected raised this point, so I decided to search for more information. There are...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-30-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,414
Posted By Paleofreak
I just thought it was really weird, because the...

I just thought it was really weird, because the state doesn't seem to own the parcel, but evidently pays taxes on it.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-29-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,414
Posted By Paleofreak
There's no doubt I will have plenty to do in the...

There's no doubt I will have plenty to do in the meantime, I would really like to search for the site of George Muir's old cabin on Gull Lake. Its one on a long list of planned bushwhacks.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-29-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,414
Posted By Paleofreak
Dam that's a long time to wait to do my trip.

Dam that's a long time to wait to do my trip.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-29-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,414
Posted By Paleofreak
Question Gull Lake 5PWA: public or private

I started planning a trip to the southern 5 Ponds and I came across a discrepancy in some maps. According to the ARGIS site it is clear Gull Lake is in a private parcel, on Google maps however Gull...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-16-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,796
Posted By Paleofreak
For what little its worth, I would join too.

For what little its worth, I would join too.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-13-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,796
Posted By Paleofreak
What can be done to fix this? I think that...

What can be done to fix this? I think that ineffectual environmental groups are better than no environmental group. I understand the value of letting these groups die, but we need a replacement to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-13-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,796
Posted By Paleofreak
As much as I desperately hope that this...

As much as I desperately hope that this classification and the NYCO amendment will turn into the Adirondack version of Hetch Hetchy or Glen Canyon I am not optimistic. It seems that the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-12-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,796
Posted By Paleofreak
The trail is just there to be a second trail. ...

The trail is just there to be a second trail.


It seems that the other problem with the trail as it is currently laid out is that it enters the wild river corridor (.5 miles from the Hudson). In...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-12-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Paleofreak
The state doesn't own that land yet. It'll be...

The state doesn't own that land yet. It'll be the big news in a few years when the state buys it though. This Essex Chain classification is the first of many.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-12-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,796
Posted By Paleofreak
That's a very interesting book, and I still...

That's a very interesting book, and I still hesitate every time I look at the canyonlands map and see the harvest scene labeled. I pretty much refuse to look at pictures of my destinations now. ...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-12-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,796
Posted By Paleofreak
Timberghost, I too would like to read more about...

Timberghost, I too would like to read more about the history of the bridge over the Cedar. Could the culverts be marked for removal? TNC has been doing work in the preserve to get culverts removed. ...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-10-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,796
Posted By Paleofreak
From what I understand TNC gifted the towns...

From what I understand TNC gifted the towns easements to the gravel pits to maintain roads. These gravel pits are relatively small (1 acre each) and it was written that when depleted they would be...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-09-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,796
Posted By Paleofreak
Thank you for your posts Bill. I was wondering...

Thank you for your posts Bill. I was wondering why on earth a snowmobile trail through the middle of the parcel was proposed and your comment on the easement land confirmed what I had previously...
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