Old Rangers Tell Old Adirondack Rescue Stories
Some of us might be accused of telling a tall tale or two when we sit around a campfire, but these retired rangers are the real thing with real stories of adventure, surprise, wonder and rescue after spending decades in the Adirondack wilderness. Join Gary Lee, Frank Dorchak and Dick van Laer, retired New York State Rangers, to learn a bit about life in the field. Gary Lee spent most of his career in the Moose River Plains where he honed already considerable naturalist skills which he generously shares to this day. Frank Dorchak was a High Peaks ranger in the 1970s and 80s. He was also an adjunct professor at Paul Smith’s College where he taught environmental conservation law. Dick van Laer worked as a ranger in the Catskills and Adirondacks from 1977-2005. Scott van Laer, VIC director and retired NYS ranger, will moderate the conversation and may chime in with a rescue tale or two himself.