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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By montcalm
Just because guns are illegal, it doesn't mean...

Just because guns are illegal, it doesn't mean you have to stereotype people. ;)
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-10-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By montcalm
Another tissue?

Another tissue?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-10-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By montcalm
The issue is in high use parks where people walk...

The issue is in high use parks where people walk a million dogs is not only that the trails get $hitted up with poop, but that the run off has a significant impact on watershed pollution.

Even...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-07-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,541
Posted By montcalm
Thanks BB - I was just talking about this with my...

Thanks BB - I was just talking about this with my wife yesterday.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-07-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By montcalm
Thanks TH - I'll keep looking. I'm sure the...

Thanks TH - I'll keep looking. I'm sure the state has the data and I'm betting it's publicly accessible if I can find it.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-07-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By montcalm
You're a forester, right, Tug Hill? Do you...

You're a forester, right, Tug Hill?

Do you happen to know of any map or map resource that shows statewide relative tree density per species? A map like that was shown for beech in the marten...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-07-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By montcalm
I don't disagree. This is one big...

I don't disagree.



This is one big thing I've really gleaned from watching these forest connect webinars. A lot is targeted at foresters and land managers, but because they disrupt the forest...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-07-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By montcalm
So are they villains or just misunderstood? ...

So are they villains or just misunderstood?

Seems to me it depends on your perspective.

If you're a forester it's those voracious deer that are the villains.

If you're a bear, fisher,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-06-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By montcalm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0RIjCmlSrg ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0RIjCmlSrg

That's worth watching.
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 04-05-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By montcalm
From what I gathered in that presentation is that...

From what I gathered in that presentation is that the marten stray from their home kind of "range" in mast failure years. A couple things seem to happen: their population booms after a mast year...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 04-05-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By montcalm
I should add I didn't listen to the Q&A at first,...

I should add I didn't listen to the Q&A at first, but I went back.

The presenter mentions they have no plans to reintroduce in Tug Hill. He mentioned the number of predators there as an issue - I...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 04-04-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By montcalm
Finally got to watch this myself. Very cool. ...

Finally got to watch this myself. Very cool.

The map showing the beech density in the central Adirondacks was pretty convincing, along with snowpack and lack of predators.

Climate change looks...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-03-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By montcalm
TH - the video I linked talks exactly about what...

TH - the video I linked talks exactly about what you are referring to in eradicating the beech. Mostly by removing understory trees first, then going back and removing the overstory trees to keep...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-03-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By montcalm
As far as a single source, this presents the...

As far as a single source, this presents the beech problem, but more related to managed forests. It also doesn't mention the beech regaining the bark disease, but to a managed forest the beech is...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-03-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By montcalm
Beech trees: The villains of the forest?

I've come to understand what the issue is with the beech, and will try to outline it quickly for those who are interested. This affects nearly every forest in NY, and probably most of the northeast....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-01-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By montcalm
LOL - how does it affect you? If you don't like...

LOL - how does it affect you? If you don't like it, don't buy it.

Is it because now Rangers will have to enforce real environmental issues instead of busting people for smoking weed?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-01-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By montcalm
Cannabis is legal... :Peek:

Cannabis is legal...

:Peek:
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-31-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By montcalm
I agree with both these sentiments. It's not a...

I agree with both these sentiments. It's not a problem where you can really point at one entity, and it's up to citizens to be responsible for their own safety as well. We constantly hear certain...
Forum: Environmental Issues 03-28-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,759
Posted By montcalm
I read through a bit of those reports but haven't...

I read through a bit of those reports but haven't made it through all.

All related to Honnedaga Lake, which is interesting, but is a cold-water lake with inlets and outlets. It's an interesting...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 03-28-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By montcalm
Not a problem. As I said on the other thread,...

Not a problem. As I said on the other thread, everything on there is worth watching.
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