800px-Adirondacks_mountainsADIRONDACK DAILY ENTERPRISE: Student researchers are shuffling through thousands of pages from hundreds of trailhead sign-in logs to transform information penciled in by hikers into sophisticated maps that could help manage, protect and market New York’s 6-million-acre Adirondack Park.

The overall goal is to develop a comprehensive computer-based map system containing information about the plants, animals, land, water, roads, buildings and other aspects of the park to inform the land-use planning required by state law to protect the Adirondacks. (READ MORE)