A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to operating a drone in the High Peaks Wilderness in the Adirondacks, according to the Adirondack Explorer.
Keven Descheneaux, of Trois Rivieres, Quebec, violated environmental conservation regulations. A forest ranger ticketed Descheneaux on June 17 for flying a drone near the ranger’s outpost in the Johns Brook valley.
The Adirondack Explorer reports that Descheneaux is the first to be convicted of operating a drone in the Forest Preserve.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is currently working on drone regulations for the Forest Preserve, however, Descheneaux violated state laws that already prohibits any unauthorized person to operate a motorized equipment in wilderness, primitive, primitive bicycle corridor and canoe areas within the Adirondack and Catskill Parks.