Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has honored the work
of Nicole “Nicky”’ Hylton-Patterson, the executive director of
the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, a project of the Adirondack North
Country Association (ANCA). The group presented her with Adirondack Wild’s
2020 Wild Stewardship Award in recognition of her initiating and elevating
difficult conversations about race, shared power, and influence in the
Adirondack region over the past year. Such conversations are integral to
improved and shared stewardship of the Adirondack Park.