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Some Say State’s Forest Ranger Force Stretched Thin

Thursday, October 12, 2017

In recent years, the number of people using the Forest Preserve in the Adirondack Park, especially in the High Peaks region, has increased dramatically, resulting in more search and rescues and a greater need for public outreach and education.

But forest rangers and environmental organizations say the ranger force — a key contact with the public — is understaffed and unable to keep up with the demands of the job. The size of the force hasn't changed significantly in several decades.

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