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Protect the Adirondacks

Protect the Adirondacks! Inc. is a non-profit, grassroots membership organization dedicated to the protection and stewardship of the public and private lands of the Adirondack Park, and to building the health and diversity of its natural and human communities for the benefit of current and future generations.

We won a historic lawsuit to defend and uphold the forever wild protections for the public Forest Preserve!

We went to court to protect and uphold the “forever wild” clause in the state constitution and we won. We successfully defended the people’s land! Click here to read about our recent major court victory.

Read our new report: The Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Population Trends 1970-2010

This landmark report is the first to make a the comparison between long-term economic and population trends of Adirondack communities and other rural areas across New York, the Northeast US and the USA. Click here to read the landmark new report.

Become an e-Activist

When you are an E-Activist, we will provide you with information on opportunities to take immediate action online, and also become involved, on an ongoing basis.

The link below will bring you to a quick and easy online form.

Conservation and Advocacy

Protect the Adirondacks plans to cross-appeal Appellate Division, Third Department, decision on Article 14 lawsuit

Protect the Adirondacks will defend the Appellate Division ruling that the State is appealing, which held that the amount of tree cutting by the State on the Forest Preserve violated [...]

August 19th, 2019|

Appellate Division, Third Department, Upholds Article XIV, Section 1 of State Constitution, Finds State Tree Cutting for Class II Trails to be Unconstitutional, in Ruling that is a Major Victory for Protect the Adirondacks

In Protect the Adirondacks v NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the Appellate Division, Third Department, reverses lower court with a 4-1 decision affirming past precedents for the protection of the [...]

July 3rd, 2019|

New Report: Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Populations Trends 1970-2010

Report compares long-term economic and population trends of Adirondack communities with New York State, U.S. and Rural America. Report finds that from 1970 to 2010 Adirondack Park communities experienced economic [...]

April 29th, 2019|

It’s time to build sustainable trails throughout the High Peaks Wilderness

In 2018, state agencies combined the Dix Mountain and High Peaks Wilderness areas into one grand 275,000-acre Wilderness area, which is now celebrated as the 3rd largest Wilderness area east [...]

April 8th, 2019|

ORDA Should Not Play Games With Article 14, the Forever Wild Clause in the NYS Constitution

It’s not every day that one gets to see a well-worn aphorism ring true. The philosopher George Santayana wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  [...]

March 13th, 2019|