Over the last couple of years, I’ve spent long hours with Paine, skiing, paddling the Boquet River, talking about the park’s history and its future over ham sandwiches and bowls of soup. Never was it more obvious than at that moment that Paine is, in many ways, a figure from a … [Read more...] about Peter Paine: Conservative Conservation Broker
This fall the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is once again offering free, hands-on field workshops for teachers wanting to study waterways with their students. College and graduate students interested in becoming Environmental Educators are also welcome to participate. We will be … [Read more...] about New Round of Watershed Assessment Field Trainings for Educators
We set off mid-afternoon on a gray blustery day. It's still early enough in spring that I had to brush snow off the canoe before loading it on the truck. I’m on the water today with paddlers from the Nature Conservancy and with Peter Paine. He’s on the board of that group’s New … [Read more...] about Paddling to the Mouth of the Boquet River with Peter Paine (NCPR)
The Battle of the Bouquet River Willsboro, New York MAY 13, 1814 PA! PA! THE BRITCHES IS COMIN! THE BRITCHES IS COMIN! These are the words yelled by young Elihu Higby to his father Levi as he ran in the door of the Higby’s Willsboro distillery on that day in 1814, to … [Read more...] about The Battle of the Bouquet River
[This is the second in a four-part series describing the Split Rock Wildway and the importance of an extensive wildlife corridor in the Northeast. The first installment is Split Rock Wildway: A Critical Wildlife Corridor; the third is Split Rock Wildway: Protecting Biological … [Read more...] about Where is the Split Rock Wildway?