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  • RaquetteRiver-iconTake Action Now: 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.Take Action Now
  • Take Action Now: 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. Take Action Now
  • 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
  • BearCreekRoad-icon September 25, 2014 DEC is building a highway through the Forest Preserve with a questionable major reconstruction of the Bear Creek Road in the Black River Wild Forest. PROTECT raises questions about tree cutting, road widening, and road reconstruction in the western Adirondacks. Actions appear to widely violate Forest Preserve protections. Read more here
  • ChubbPondLean-to-icon September 25, 2014 A Forest Preserve lean-to on Chub Pond in the Black River Wild Forest Area has been extensively modified and turned into a private camp. A field visit to the Black River Wild Forest found a lean-to unlike any other, equipped with bunk beds, a gas stove, a lawn mower, laminated shelves, and stockpiles of private supplies. Read more here
  • PeopleClimateChangeMarch-iconSeptember 22, 2014 Over 400,000 march in the People's Climate March demanding bold action on climate change. The world's biggest climate change action demonstration went off without a hitch yesterday in New York City. PROTECT was there and gives a shout out to the tremendous work of all organizers. Another 2,600 events happened around the world! Read more here
  • ACRSchematicSeptember 18, 2014 PROTECT-Sierra Club plan to make motion for leave for appeal to NYS Court of Appeals in lawsuit challenging APA approval of Adirondack Club & Resort project. After denial by the Appellate Division, PROTECT and the Sierra Club plan to submit a new motion for leave to appeal to the state's highest court. Read more here
  • Clearcut-iconSeptember 15, 2014 Major New Forest clearcuts between Long Lake and Blue Mountain Lake. A series of new clearcuts were made this summer north of NYS Route 30 between Long Lake and Blue Mountain Lake. Many industry and state leaders are seeking to expand clearcutting in the Adirondacks. Read more here

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