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Protect the Adirondacks2019-10-21T15:46:59-04:00

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.

Sign Up as a Member

Become a member of Protect the Adirondacks and add your voice to the defense of the public Forest Preserve, protection of the great forests and waters of the Adirondacks, and help campaign for strengthening protections and improving the management of the six-million-acre Adirondack Park.

The link below will bring you to our secure page to sign up today as a new member.

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

New hiking trails in the High Peaks Wilderness showcase sustainable designs and a wilderness ethos

These new hiking trail designs have vastly improved the state of the art for building sustainable and safe trails in Wilderness areas. New sustainable trails also harmonize wilderness values with [...]

October 10, 2019|

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 19, 2019|

Appellate Division, Third Department, upholds Article 14, 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 3, 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 29, 2019|