I am no stranger to the environmental challenges and concerns that the Adirondacks face both presently and historically. It is my hope that this project can draw attention to these concerns and acknowledge the immense work that has contributing to preserving the Adirondack mountains, waterways, forests and way of life. -Mahala

The Adirondacks have always held a special place in my heart. I’ve grown up camping, hiking and kayaking in the region and my family has been returning to the same quiet campground at Lewey Lake for nearly twenty years. Having attended SUNY Potsdam for my undergraduate degree, the Adirondacks were a place I frequently returned to with friends and for education. I interned at Adirondack Experience and participated in two archaeological projects, excavating at Tupper Lake and processing artifacts from the John Brown Farm. In the spring of 2020, I will complete a Master’s in Public History and Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities from Northeastern University. This project not only allowed me to advance my studies in those two fields, but gave me an opportunity to remain connected to the region I love while living in Boston. I’m familiar with the landscape, culture and history of the Adirondack region and care about its protection and preservation. Learn more about my work and education at mnyberg.com.

Mahala Nyberg hiking in the Adirondacks, Panther Mt.