About

The posts on this blog are contributions from staff members and volunteers at the Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC).

Located in Newcomb, NY (practically at the heart of the Adirondacks), the Adirondack Interpretive Center opened in 1989 under the management of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). Due to budget cuts, the APA had to cut funding for the centers in 2009 and in July 2010 a formal transfer of the center from the APA to the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry occurred.

Now under new management, we have certainly experienced a crash course in the management and day-to-day operation of a nature center, but we are already seeing increases in our visitation and provide extraordinary programming to a wide range of audiences.

This blog will be a place for staff members and volunteers at the AIC to record their experiences working at the center, everything from beavers they saw swimming in Rich Lake to personal reflections on the Adirondacks and nature in general.

And if you want to learn more about what the center has to offer, visit our website (www.esf.edu/aic), call (518-582-2000) or send us an email (aic@esf.edu)!

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  1. Hi Rebecca,
    I am Wally and I live in Vestal. What a nice location you work in; The Adirondacks! I have loved the Adirondacks since the first time I ever saw them; 1948, as a ten year old. I think you are fortunate to have found such a nice location to work in.

    If you have read most of my posts you know that I have a love/hate relationship with those north woods. I love what they are, even today. I hate what has happened to them over the last 160 years (as you can tell from my blogs as the persona Tahauwas.

    As a boy I used to love listening to the big lumber trucks shifting through nine (I can still hear all nine) gears trying to get up one hill and downshifting to save the brakes going down hill.

    And fishing the little streams filled with trout (and the accompanying black flies).

    One almost recent spring I stayed in the “Bender Cabin” which is near your center. It, at that time (1995), was owned by Cornell University’s School of Geology.

    I stopped by your center and attempted to get permission to fish in some of the small streams in the depths of the center’s property. Didn’t have much success in getting permission.

    My sons and I were disappointed.

    I don’t know if I will ever be by the center again (I now fish the Chateaugay River whenever I get a chance). If I do is it now possible to fish in the out-of-the-way small streams that are on the center’s property?

    Thanks for reading my blog; http://adirondackimages.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/old-growth-and-clear-streams-by-tahauwas-r2/

    I hope you worked through all 90 posts on that blog. If not, then sign up to follow as I recycle one every morning.

    Vestal Wally (Wish it was really Tahawas Wally)

    PS: I was disappointed as to what happened (the refurbishing) to the McIntyre Mine Furnace. I think it was better interpreted through the way nature was taking it over. But that is my opinion (which by now you must realize I have a lot of; opinions that is.) MY BAD.

    Tell me what you think of what has been done to the furnace.

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