Champlain Area Trails (CATS) will host a trail opening hike on the new Spirit Sanctuary Trail in Essex, on Saturday, November 27th at 10 a.m. The Spirit Sanctuary Trail is a one-mile there-and-back trail that begins on Cook Road, about 1.3 miles west of NYS Route 22 in … [Read more...] about Champlain Area Trails to Open Spirit Sanctuary Trail
Champlain Valley Explorations
I had the great pleasure of meeting up with John Davis, Executive Director of the Rewilding Institute and Tricia Bhatia, Coordinator, of the Eddy Foundation recently to explore the trails and lodging opportunities from Westport to Willsboro as I map out a viable and appealing … [Read more...] about Champlain Valley Explorations
Green Burials Surface in Essex (THE SUN)
The recently dedicated Spirit Sanctuary offers a new take on death that is not only ecologically friendly, but gives those who are left behind the sense that the loss of a loved one is not an end, but a beginning. The Spirit Sanctuary is a “green cemetery,” which is to say … [Read more...] about Green Burials Surface in Essex (THE SUN)
How does one recognize an old-growth forest in the Adirondacks?
[Note: "How does one recognize an old-growth forest in the Adirondacks?" was written by Robert "Bob" Leverett of Native Tree Society, and appears on this blog with permission. Thanks to the Old-Growth Forest Network for sharing this fact sheet. Thanks also to Rob Leverett for … [Read more...] about How does one recognize an old-growth forest in the Adirondacks?
Goff Preserve: Northeast Wilderness Trust Adds 27 Acres to Wildway
In May 2016, Northeast Wilderness Trust purchased the Goff Preserve in Essex, NY for permanent protection as a small but key piece in the heart of the Split Rock Wildway. These 27 acres are in the vicinity of other NWT-protected lands and advance the vision of a connected wildway … [Read more...] about Goff Preserve: Northeast Wilderness Trust Adds 27 Acres to Wildway