SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Discussions about forest ranger staffing levels and overuse of the Adirondacks are heating up, as stakeholders call on state officials to bolster the ranks of those who protect the natural resource.
Forest rangers have steadily pushed for reinforcements, pointing to a rise in search and rescue operations. Their push has garnered widespread support from local governments.
Lots of people call it “a good problem to have,” but the increased popularity of the trails and attractions in the Adirondack High Peaks has also strained natural resources and complicated management efforts.
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