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  • Apply Today Summer staff needed to canvas the Forest Preserve, report on and document overuse and illegal motorized trespasses. Protect the Adirondacks has seasonal positions for people who want to hike and camp throughout the Forest Preserve and monitor conditions. A great job for a great cause. Contact us today! Read more here
  • June 7, 2018 National changes across Rural America shape what's happening in the Adirondacks. The population trends and economic realities of many communities in the Adirondack Park are consistent with population losses and stagnant economic opportunities that dominate vast areas of Rural America. Read more here
  • June 6, 2018 Gooley Club buildings should be torn down and Third Lake on the Essex Chain Lakes should be restored. State agencies have gone silent on whether or not they will hold to their agreement and remove more than a dozen buildings in the Gooley Club complex of buildings on the shores of Third Lake on the the Essex Chain Lakes. Read more here
  • May 22, 2018 Annual members meeting is July 21st at The Grange in Whallonsburg. PROTECT's annual meeting comes to the Champlain Valley in 2018. This is a great way to meet the Board and staff and learn about the major issues facing the Adirondack Park. PROTECT will also makes its Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award and hear a presentation from writer and advocate Tom Butler. Read more here
  • 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

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