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October 13, 2013

Outdoors Briefs: Oct. 13, 2013

Randorf, CATS, Davis honored by Adirondack Wild

WHALLONSBURG — Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve presented its highest honor, the Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award, to Gary Randorf for a lifetime of achievement in protecting and educating the world about the wild Adirondack Park.

The award was presented in absentia to Randorf’s close friends at a ceremony during the organization’s Annual Meeting at The Grange in Whallonsburg Oct. 5. Randorf now lives in North Carolina, but used to live in Essex.

In addition, Adirondack Wild presented its Wild Stewardship Award to Champlain Area Trails (CATS), headquartered in Westport, for that organization’s effectiveness in creating and stewarding trails in the Champlain Valley to link communities and ecosystems. Chris Maron, executive director and Katharine Preston, board chair, accepted the award.

John Davis — a resident of Essex and former conservation director for the Adirondack Council, former staff for the Foundation for Deep Ecology, former editor of Wild Earth, and land manager with the Eddy Foundation — also received the organization’s Wild Stewardship Award.

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Forestry Workshop slated for Oct. 15

PAUL SMITHS — The Adirondack Research Consortium has announced that the 2013 Forestry Workshop will be held at Paul Smith’s College from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15.

According to a press release, the purpose of the workshop is to promote an understanding of current forest practice issues on privately owned and managed land in the Adirondacks, consider how their ownership, condition and management practices have evolved over the past 30 years and what law and policy recommendations would enhance forest practices and forest health in the future.

To register or for more information on the event, go to www.adkresearch.org or call the consortium’s office at 327-6276.

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Rod and Gun Club schedules Top Shot match, Open House

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Rod and Gun Club will be hosting an Open House and Top Shot match at its indoor range on Route 9 at 5:50 p.m. Oct. 22.

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