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  • 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
  • April 9, 2018 The problem with buildings on the Forest Preserve, part 1. The problem of buildings on the Forest Preserve has been a management issue for years. The Cuomo Administration has complicated this issue by its decision to keep two buildings on Forest Preserve without a clear purpose for their use. Read more here
  • April 8, 2018 Failed railroad CEO seeks a $5 million payday from the State of New York or local governments. After seeing his plan fail for storing oil tankers in the Adirondacks, Railroad CEO rewrites history as he demands a bail out for $5 million. We checked the videotape of his past statements and found a string of lies. Read more here
  • March 29, 2018 US Census estimates in 2010 to 2017 that 44 of 52 counties in Upstate NY and 53% of US counties lost population. The population of Upstate New York is slowly declining while Downstate New York grows. This article looks at the differences in population rates across the Adirondacks, Upstate and Downstate New York. Read more here
  • March 20, 2018 Governor signs classification to create over 25,000 acres of new Wilderness lands in Adirondack Park, including Boreas Ponds. With a stroke of the pen Governor Cuomo added over 25,000 acres of new Wilderness lands to the Adirondack Forest Preserve. This is a day to celebrate. Read more here
  • 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

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