March Members Meeting – Fishing the Adirondacks and Elections
March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Keith Bassage was a Forest Ranger for the state of New York in the Adirondack Park for about 20 years (part time from 1988-93 and full time from 1994-2010). He last worked in the St. Regis Canoe Area, the only designated Canoe Area in New York State.
The Adirondacks comprise about 6.6 million acres making it the largest publicly protected area in the lower 48 states, bigger than Yellowstone, Glacier, Everglades, and Grand Canyon National Parks combined. The park was created in 1892 out of concern for the timber and water resources of the region.
The park offers a variety of opportunities for camping, including state park campgrounds, backcountry sites, and a scattering of lean-to shelters. Fishing possibilities are abundant, with over 3000 lakes and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams. Keith will provide a general overview of the park and his duties as a ranger. He’ll cover fishing and other recreational activities in the northern part of the park where he lived. He will also share information about the St. Regis Canoe Area.
In addition, annual elections for chapter officers and board members will be held at theMarch meeting.