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  • March 1, 2018 Thoughts on 50 Years of Forest Preserve purchases and classifications. Since 1970, the State of New York has acquired and classified about 350,000 acres of new Forest Preserve lands, which have been classified nearly 50-50 Wilderness and Wild Forest. The most recent state purchases was the 69,000 acres that included the Boreas Ponds. Read more here
  • February 21, 2018 Job Opening: PROTECT seeks a Development Director. Help defend the Forest Preserve and protect the Adirondack Park. Protect the Adirondacks is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to join our team and help build our programs and our work to defend the wild places in the Adirondack Park. Read about this job here and apply today
  • February 21, 2018 Empire Forests of the Future Initiative worthy of support and advances protections for New York's forests. This new program seeks to overhaul and modernize longstanding New York forest tax law programs that provide property tax exemptions and helps protect open spaces across the state. Read more here
  • February 7, 2018 PROTECT Opposes Proposed Tax Cap on the Forest Preserve. State of New York currently pays property taxes based on local assessments. A tax cap could lower state tax payments and cause a tax shift to private lands. Much more information is needed to assess the potential long-term impacts from a Forest Preserve tax cap. Read more here
  • February 2, 2018 PROTECT Cheers APA’s Approval of Boreas Ponds as State’s Newest Wilderness Wilds in Adirondack Forest Preserve. The APA voted today to classify the Boreas Ponds and over 11,000 acres around it as Wilderness and added these lands to the High Peaks Wilderness. Read more here
  • January 30, 2018 The making of the Boreas Ponds compromise. The APA is set to classify over 25,000 acres of new Forest Preserve lands as Wilderness, including the Boreas Ponds. Though this decision is a compromise, the best that could be achieved with the Cuomo Administration, it marks a historic expansion of the High Peaks Wilderness. Read more here
  • January 25, 2018 PROTECT applauds compromise in the state’s proposed classification of the Boreas Ponds tract. Governor Cuomo and the APA have released the long-awaited proposal for the classification of the Boreas Ponds. The Governor proposes a compromise that classifies Boreas Ponds as Wilderness but allows motor vehicle access close to the ponds. Read more here
  • December 27, 2017 Union Tank Car Company pulls the plug on storage of its oil tankers in the Adirondacks, dealing Iowa Pacific a second major setback. Last week, Governor Cuomo announced he was petitioning the federal government to stop storage of oil tanker railcars in the Adirondacks. This week, the largest owner of oil tanker cars stored here said to pull them out. Read more here
  • December 20, 2017 2016-17 Protect the Adirondacks Annual Report details a year of advocacy and impacts. The new annual report highlights our conservation and advocacy work around classification of the Boreas Ponds, our lawsuit challenging the expansion of motor vehicle use on the forever wild Forest Preserve, efforts to stop storage of oil tankers in the Adirondacks, and introduces four new members of our Board of Directors, among much more. Read the annual report here
  • December 19, 2017 PROTECT cheers state action to stop storage of used oil tanker railcars in the Adirondack Park. Protect the Adirondacks applauds action by the Cuomo Administration to file a petition with the federal government to stop storage of oil tanker railcars in the Adirondacks. Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon December 7, 2017 Judge rules against Protect the Adirondacks to allow vast expansion of motorized recreational use on the Forest Preserve. Supreme Court Judge of Albany County ruled that state's network of road-like snowmobile trails does not violate the forever wild clause of the state constitution. PROTECT disagrees with this decision. Read more here

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