Michael Wilson, Ph.D.

A retired college professor of cultural history, Dr. Wilson most recently collaborated over a decade to develop a field- based major in Environmental Studies of the Adirondacks at SUNY-Potsdam. Serving for over twenty years as Associate Director of Great Camp Sagamore, a National Historic Landmark in Raquette Lake, he has developed a public history program that interprets Great Camps in light of the Adirondack Park’s unique conservation story. As a licensed Adirondack guide, Michael brought the first wood boats back to the whitewater of the upper Hudson River Gorge since the log-driving bateaus of the ‘30s. He values the opportunity actively to participate in PROTECT’s principled advocacy for the ecological integrity of the special place where he lives, arguably the least understood, most important Park in the nation.