December 4th, 2019
In 2018, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and the Adirondack 46ers (46ers) entered a three-year joint commitment to promote stewardship and conservation throughout the High Peaks Wilderness. The 46ers generously committed $71,000 in funding to protect trails and summits with ADK in 2018, $34,000 in 2019, and will provide an additional $41,000 in 2020 towards those efforts. Last year, their support made trail projects in Avalanche Pass and on Mt. Colden possible.
This funding is essential for ADK’s stewardship efforts in the High Peaks Wilderness. As we enter the third year of our partnership, we would like to highlight the projects being supported by this funding over the summer of 2020.
ADK and Adirondack 46ers continue working together to protect alpine summits.
Building on last year’s support, the 46ers have pledged another $15,000 to support the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program, a partnership of ADK, The Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Support from the 46ers will help summit stewards continue their efforts in protecting New York’s rare alpine plants by educating hikers to be responsible recreationists.