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  • WhitePines-icon April 22, 2014 White Pine Growth and Carbon Sequestration. The prevailing wisdom is that young forests sequester carbon at the highest rates, yet studies show that mature forests, entirely managed by nature, are extremely important and continue high rates of CO2 absorption. Dynamic older forests are vital for managing carbon levels. Read more here
  • April 10, 2014 Appellate Court sets date for Oral Arguments for lawsuit challenging the APA's approval of 6,000-acre Adirondack Club & Resort project. Oral arguments are set for late April by the Appellate Court on PROTECT's challenge of the APA's approval of the 6,000-acre, 700-lot Adirondack Club & Resort project. A decision is expected within 2-4 months thereafter. Read more here
  • April 4, 2014 State agencies lay out plan to implement the NYCO Constitutional Amendment to mine the Forest Preserve. The DEC and APA lay out plans for how the NYCO Constitutional Amendment will be implemented to sell and mine the Forest Preserve. Emboldened, NYCO Minerals seeks massive expansion at both its mines in Lewis. Read more here
  • March 30, 2014 Proposed 90-room, 300-foot-long Lake Flower Inn raises questions about environmental and community character impacts. The proposed Lake Flower Inn and convention center is one of three major hotel projects underway or under review in the Adirondacks. Questions surround this major project. Read more here
  • March 26, 2014 Questions surround proposed Lake George Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, the tallest building in Lake George history. A 6-story, 120-room Lake George Marriott is proposed on Canada Street in the Village of Lake George. This will mark a major change to the Village and raises many questions. Read more here
  • March 24, 2014 PROTECT cheers top-to-bottom restoration of landmark Hotel Saranac. PROTECT cheers the major renovation and restoration underway of the Hotel Saranac. The Hotel Saranac has long dominated the Village of Saranac Lake skyline and anchored the business district. The project has been awarded $5 million in state grants. Read more here
  • March 21, 2014 Adirondack Park population trends track closely to trends across rural America. National population trends for rural areas show stagnation and decline. These are long-term trends since the 1950s. Adirondack counties have largely bucked population loss trends, but follow national rural trends in other ways. Read more here
  • March 15, 2014 PROTECT honors the life and achievements of David Sive, long-time advocate and pioneering environmental attorney. David Sive died at age 91. He helped establish a number of critical environmental law decisions and precedents. In the Adirondacks, he represented local residents who resisted the Horizon and Ton-Da-Lay mega-resorts in the late 1960s. Read more here
  • March 12, 2014 PROTECT cheers the state's purchase of 8,451 acres for the Forest Preserve. The state has finalized the purchase of 8,451 acres of new "forever wild" Forest Preserve lands in the central and southern Adirondacks. This marks the completion of Phase 2 of the state's purchase of 69,000 acres of former Finch Paper lands from The Nature Conservancy. Read more here
  • February 25, 2014 PROTECT calls upon Governor Cuomo and the NYS DEC to adopt a 5 Point Plan for Aquatic Invasive Species Control. PROTECT calls for a New York invasive species transport law and new programs for boat inspections and decontamination. Such measures are in effect in many other states to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species. Read more here
  • February 21, 2014 The Molpus Woodlands Group of Alabama makes a major purchase of conservation easement lands. Over 130,000 acres of forest management rights on conservation easement lands were purchased for over $57 million. These forestlands are spread across the northern Adirondacks and include the headwaters of some of the Park's most beautiful rivers. Read more here

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