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  • Stop-AIS-icon December 17, 2014 New York publishes draft Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan. New York needs to build a comprehensive statewide boat inspection and decontamination network to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species and focus on prevention and interdiction. This is critical for the Adirondack Park, which has many lakes and ponds still uninfected with invasive species. Read more here
  • RaquetteRiver-icon December 17, 2014 Public Comments needed on the Draft 2014 Open Space Conservation Plan. A public hearing is now open on the draft plan that guides land protection throughout the Adirondack Park and across New York and sets environmental policy for open space protection. Public comments are needed by December 17, 2014. Submit your letter today. Read more here
  • SLMP-Reform-Icon December 2, 2014 APA holds public hearing on revision of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Public comments are needed by December 5, 2014 on proposals by the Adirondack Park Agency regarding possible revisions to the State Land Master Plan, which guides management of the public "forever wild" Forest Preserve. Read more here
  • December 1, 2014 Public comments needed to support historic draft EPA climate change rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comments until December 2, 2014 on the first nationwide climate change pollution reduction program. PROTECT encourages everyone who cares about the Adirondacks to comment. Read more here
  • Woodworth-Lake-icon November 24, 2014 Woodworth Lake subdivision fragments Adirondack forests and backcountry. New backcountry sprawl subdivision project in the southern Adirondacks is poised for approval by the APA. This project fails to employ protective Conservation Subdivision Design techniques and marks a step backwards in land use planning. Read more here
  • NY-Times-Easy-Living-Report-300x202 November 22, 2014 New report finds urban preference for college educated young people for places to live. The City Observatory think tank finds strong urban preference for locations to live among college educated 24-35 year olds. Report is consistent with national demographic trends for rural America and can help inform Adirondack Park leaders. Read more here
  • LongPondCE-icon October 29, 2014 PROTECT defends public recreational rights in the 18,950-acre Long Pond Conservation Easement tract. PROTECT urges the Cuomo Administration and Department of Environmental Conservation to uphold public recreational rights in the Long Pond Conservation Easement tract. Read more here
  • JUSTICE October 23, 2014 PROTECT-Sierra Club submit motion for leave to appeal to New York's highest court to challenge APA's approval of 6,000-acre development. A motion for leave to appeal was made to the Court of Appeals seeking permission to challenge the July Appellate Division, Third Department decision to uphold APA approvals for the largest subdivision in APA history. Read more here
  • Cougars-4 October 16, 2014 The Wildlife Conservation Society publishes survey of public attitudes towards cougars in the Adirondack Park. Excellent new report looks at the attitudes of Adirondack Park residents and non-residents about cougars establishing a viable population in the Park. Cougars are expanding its ranges in the U.S. Read more here
  • BullyPulpit-icon October 15, 2014 Questions and answers about climate change for the three candidates for the 21st Congressional District, which includes the Adirondack Park. See a questionnaire about climate change to all three candidates vying for a seat in Congress to represent the Adirondack Park and North Country. Read more here
  • SLMP-Reform-Icon October 10, 2014 PROTECT applauds the Adirondack Park Agency for committing to an open and transparent process for State Land Master Plan Reform. The APA announced that it will manage a public hearing process this fall on SLMP reform that will be out in the open and not behind closed doors. PROTECT encourages all to get involved. Read more here

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