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  • NYCO-icon SPECIAL REPORT PROTECT submits Complaint over Illegal Advocacy and Lobbying by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for NYCO Constitutional Amendment. PROTECT submits a Complaint to state ethics agencies over DEC's lobbying and widespread support for NYCO Minerals for 2013 Constitutional Amendment. Read more here
  • LakeHarris-ICON November 9, 2015 New snowmobile trail construction around Harris Lake hammers the Forest Preserve. A new class II community snowmobile trail is being built from Newcomb to Minerva. This "trail" is a terrific example of how these snowmobile routes are much more like roads than foot trails and severly damage the Forest Preserve. Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon November 9, 2015 APA approves widely illegal Unit Management Plan for the Essex Chain Lakes Complex. A deeply flawed and illegal UMP was approved by the Adirondack Park Agency that will result is extensive natural resource degradation and damage to the Forest Preserve. Two APA commissioners dissented and called this UMP a "legal fiction" and "illegal." Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon October 16, 2015 Essex Chain Complex Final UMP widely violates State laws and fails to conform with the State Land Master Plan. Public comments are needed by October 16th on the controversial and illegal new UMP for the Essex Chain Lakes and surrounding Forest Preserve areas. Please submit your public comment today! Read more here
  • Sanford-Lake-Railline-icon October 6, 2015  PROTECT cheers news that Iowa Pacific’s plan for storage of dirty oil tanker rail cars in the Adirondacks is “unlikely”. Iowa Pacific CEO tells the Post Star in Glens Falls that he has not found much interest in his plan to store dirty oil tanker rail cars in the Adirondacks. This was a bad idea that was widely rejected across the spectrum of Adirondack interests. Read more here
  • Kushaqua-clearcut-icon September 18, 2015  The forest clearcuts of the Kushaqua Conservation Easement lands. Forest clearcutting is on a major upswing across the Adirondack Park on industrial forestlands and state-held conservation easement tracts. The Adirondacks is in the midst of a new era of clearcutting that raises many questions about long-term forest health and forest regeneration. Read more here
  • ATV-Easements-Icon copy September 14, 2015  Public comments needed by September 18th on new 18,000-acre Kushaqua Conservation Easement Recreational Management Plan. This Recreational Management Plan creates the largest ATV trail network in the Adirondacks as well as opens a variety of other recreational opportunities. This plan is short on biological and natural resource data. Read more here
  • Sanford-Lake-Railline-icon September 8, 2015 PROTECT calls upon Governor Cuomo to reject plans to store used oil tanker rail cars in the Adirondacks. It's time for the Cuomo Administration to step in and reject the controversial plan to store hundreds of used oil tanker rail cars on a rail line that runs through vast areas of Forest Preserve. This is just a bad idea. Read more here
  • Canopy-Icon August 21, 2015  Sign up as an E-Activist and help defend the Adirondack Park and the forever wild Forest Preserve. Sign up today as an E-Activist and help to defend the great forests, beautiful waters, wildlife and "forever wild" Forest Preserve in the Adirondack Park. We need you to get involved and help make a difference. Read more here
  • Sanford-Lake-Railline-icon August 4, 2015  Many questions about new proposal to store used oil tanker cars on the Sanford Lake Rail Line south of Tahawus Mine. Many questions arise from controversial new proposal to use parts of the Sanford Lake Rail Line, owned by the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, for long-term storage of used oil tanker cars, 300 - 500 or more. Read more here
  • SummerScenes-Icon July 30, 2015  Beautiful summer scenes of the mountains, forests, and waters across the Adirondack Park. PROTECT has posted a bunch of beautiful wild scenes of lush forests, wild and quiet lakes, ponds and streams, and mountaintops from across the Adirondack Park for your viewing pleasure. Now is the time to explore the wilds of the Adirondacks. See more here

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