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  • 2018 Annual Meeting Register today for the PROTECT 2018 Annual Meeting at The Grange on July 21st. We're holding our 2018 annual members meeting at The Grange in Whallonsburg, in the beautiful Champlain Valley. This meeting includes updates on our conservation and advocacy work, the Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award, and a presentation from writer Tom Butler. Register Today
  • July 13, 2018 PROTECT to honor The Nature Conservancy Heart of the Adirondacks Team for its Historic 161,000-Acre Land Protection Campaign with Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award on July 21, 2018. PROTECT will honor the tremendous work of The Nature Conservancy for its work to protect the crown jewels of the Adirondacks. Read more here
  • July 9, 2018 Public comments needed for new Saranac Lake Wild Forest Area Unit Management Plan by July 13th. The Saranac Lake Wild Forest area is one of the most complicated Forest Preserve areas in the Adirondacks. The APA is taking public comments on the new Unit Management Plan. Send in your letter today
  • Apply Today Summer staff needed to canvas the Forest Preserve, report on and document overuse and illegal motorized trespasses. Protect the Adirondacks has seasonal positions for people who want to hike and camp throughout the Forest Preserve and monitor conditions. A great job for a great cause. Contact us today! Read more here
  • June 25, 2018 Public comments needed on new High Peaks Wilderness Unit Management Plan amendment. Public comments are needed for the draft UMP amendment for the High Peaks Wilderness to address the integration of newly acquired lands and other issues such as a re-route of the popular trail up Cascade Mountain. Read more here
  • June 20, 2018 Public comments needed for the new Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Area Unit Management Plan Amendment. Submit your letter today about public access to the Boreas Ponds and other management proposals on the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest area that stretches across the central Adirondacks. Read more here
  • June 7, 2018 National changes across Rural America shape what's happening in the Adirondacks. The population trends and economic realities of many communities in the Adirondack Park are consistent with population losses and stagnant economic opportunities that dominate vast areas of Rural America. Read more here
  • June 6, 2018 Gooley Club buildings should be torn down and Third Lake on the Essex Chain Lakes should be restored. State agencies have gone silent on whether or not they will hold to their agreement and remove more than a dozen buildings in the Gooley Club complex of buildings on the shores of Third Lake on the the Essex Chain Lakes. Read more here
  • May 22, 2018 Annual members meeting is July 21st at The Grange in Whallonsburg. PROTECT's annual meeting comes to the Champlain Valley in 2018. This is a great way to meet the Board and staff and learn about the major issues facing the Adirondack Park. PROTECT will also makes its Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award and hear a presentation from writer and advocate Tom Butler. Read more here
  • April 14, 2018 The problem with buildings on the Forest Preserve, part 3. There is an active discussion across the Adirondacks about building a hut-to-hut hiking network that includes buildings for public lodging on the Forest Preserve. We believe this constitutes a major change to the Forest Preserve and requires a constitutional amendment. Read more here
  • April 11, 2018 The problem with buildings on the Forest Preserve, part 2. The issue with buildings on the Forest Preserve has been a complicated issue for years. Retaining buildings for historic preservation purposes has been the basis for the preservation of various buildings. The question facing the Adirondacks now is how many buildings on the Forest Preserve are needed for historic purposes? Read more here

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