Chad Dawson

DIALOGUE FOR THE WILD –
Featured Writer: Dr. Chad P. Dawson

Celebration of 50 Years of Wilderness Protection

Dr. Chad P. Dawson is a Professor Emeritus of Recreation Resources Management and former Chair of the faculty of Forest and Natural Resources Management at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forest in Syracuse, NY.  He has worked in teaching and research related to the visitor management and wilderness management at SUNY-ESF since 1989.  Previously, he worked 15 years as an educator and researcher at Cornell University and the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Dawson is the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Wilderness and co-author with John Hendee of Wilderness Management: Stewardship and Protection of Resources and Values (2009; 4th edition), Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, CO. Read Article



FIELD NOTES FROM THE PARTNERS

04/02/14 NEW! David Sive: Wild Nature’s Legal Champion – Legal champion for nature, for our nature and for the wild, David Sive, eulogized in The New York Times recently, was a man who epitomized the truth that you protect only what you love, you love only what you understand and you understand only what you are taught. read more >
David Sive at his home in the Catskills (© 2000). Courtesy David Sive’s grandson William Paxton



03/18/14Lake George Zipline Project Will Scar French Mountain – The gap between legislative intent to protect the open space resources of the Adirondack Park and the APA’s analysis of project impacts in accordance with the law widened into a chasm in 2012 when the agency approved the Adirondack Club and Resort by a 10-1 vote. read more >
Portions of roads built in about 2005 without a permit (now designated “forest roads”) that are expected to serve as commercial access roads for the new development. Photo courtesy of Adirondack Almanack.


02/25/14 A Surplus State Budget, An Environmental Deficit – One can always hope. But readers already know this is not the case. Cuomo’s Environmental Conservation Commissioner, Joe Martens, made it explicit when he testified recently to legislative committees “Basically, this is a flat budget staff-wise,” he told legislators who politely questioned why his DEC budget appeared to be cut $43 million. read more >
DEC Commissioner Joe Martens dedicates a new addition to the Forest Preserve above Lake George in 2013. Photo © Dave Gibson


02/10/14 The 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act – Fifty years ago, the nation as a whole needed a diversion after the shocking assassination of President Kennedy, and all eyes were on the Beatles performing on the Ed Sullivan Show. President Johnson was hard at work persuading key congressmen to support the Civil Rights Act. The seedling that was to become the Vietnam War was growing. I knew little about any of this. read more >
President Lyndon Johnson presents the pen to Alice Zahniser, Sept. 3, 1964. Behind Alice is Mardie Murie. Behind Johnson is Secretary of the Interior, Stewart Udall.


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WILD ACTION NOW!
IN THE NEWS
NEW! 04/09/14 • Environmental Groups Raising Alarms Over Rail Transport Of Crude Oil Through Adirondacks read more >


COMMENTS
NEW! 04/09/14 • Letter to APA - Draft Amendment to the 2010 Jay Mountain Wilderness UMP read more >


PRESS RELEASE
NEW! 04/08/14 • Wilderness 50th Anniversary Announced read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW! 04/05/14 • DEC plans to amend Jay Wilderness plan read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW! 03/30/14 • If left protected, wolves could find way into Adirondacks read more >


COMMENTS
NEW! 03/26/14 • Draft RMP for the Kushaqua Tract Conservation Easement Lands read more >
IN THE NEWS
NEW! 03/25/14 • Northeast Coalition Opposes Wolf Delisting read more >
IN THE NEWS
NEW! 03/21/14 • New coalition fights for gray wolves
read more >
IN THE NEWS
NEW! 03/20/14 • Crowd-funding Sought For Wilderness 50th Anniversary Project read more >
PRESS RELEASE
NEW! 03/20/14 • Northeast Wolf Coalition Calls on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Withdraw Gray Wolf Proposals read more >
The mission of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is to advance New York’s ‘Forever Wild’ legacy and Forest Preserve policies in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks, and promote public and private land stewardship that is consistent with wild land values through education, advocacy and research.

Photos: Top left: Loon at Jenny LakePhoto © Ken Rimany; Field Notes From the Partners: Carved 'Beaver House' sign - by Paul Schaefer. Photo © Ken Rimany; Wild Action Now photo: Dan Plumley at the Keene Valley Library, along with Naj Wikoff, sharing what they learned and offered to the gathering of leaders at the Conference of World Parliamentarians on Tibet. Photo  © Ken Rimany.

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