October 2007
New York State Conservationist;Oct2007, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p23
The article presents the experiences of several forest rangers in New York. A member of the hikers who hiked the Northville-Placid trail from Long Lake to Lake Placid, began to experience mild nausea and felt tired. Ranger Joe LaPierre was delivered to the scene by helicopter and determined an immediate evacuation was necessary. Decisive action by Forest Ranger John Scanlon and the fire departments brought a wildfire in Lewis County under control and additional property loss was prevented.


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