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  • NYCO-icon SPECIAL REPORT PROTECT submits Complaint over Illegal Advocacy and Lobbying by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for NYCO Constitutional Amendment. PROTECT submits a Complaint to state ethics agencies over DEC's lobbying and widespread support for NYCO Minerals for 2013 Constitutional Amendment. Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon TAKE ACTION NOW Essex Chain Complex Final UMP widely violates State laws and fails to conform with the State Land Master Plan. Public comments are needed by October 16th on the controversial and illegal new UMP for the Essex Chain Lakes and surrounding Forest Preserve areas. Please submit your public comment today! Read more here
  • Kushaqua-clearcut-icon September 18, 2015  The forest clearcuts of the Kushaqua Conservation Easement lands. Forest clearcutting is on a major upswing across the Adirondack Park on industrial forestlands and state-held conservation easement tracts. The Adirondacks is in the midst of a new era of clearcutting that raises many questions about long-term forest health and forest regeneration. Read more here
  • ATV-Easements-Icon copy September 14, 2015  Public comments needed by September 18th on new 18,000-acre Kushaqua Conservation Easement Recreational Management Plan. This Recreational Management Plan creates the largest ATV trail network in the Adirondacks as well as opens a variety of other recreational opportunities. This plan is short on biological and natural resource data. Read more here
  • Sanford-Lake-Railline-icon September 8, 2015 PROTECT calls upon Governor Cuomo to reject plans to store used oil tanker rail cars in the Adirondacks. It's time for the Cuomo Administration to step in and reject the controversial plan to store hundreds of used oil tanker rail cars on a rail line that runs through vast areas of Forest Preserve. This is just a bad idea. Read more here
  • Canopy-Icon August 21, 2015  Sign up as an E-Activist and help defend the Adirondack Park and the forever wild Forest Preserve. Sign up today as an E-Activist and help to defend the great forests, beautiful waters, wildlife and "forever wild" Forest Preserve in the Adirondack Park. We need you to get involved and help make a difference. Read more here
  • Sanford-Lake-Railline-icon August 4, 2015  Many questions about new proposal to store used oil tanker cars on the Sanford Lake Rail Line south of Tahawus Mine. Many questions arise from controversial new proposal to use parts of the Sanford Lake Rail Line, owned by the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, for long-term storage of used oil tanker cars, 300 - 500 or more. Read more here
  • SummerScenes-Icon July 30, 2015  Beautiful summer scenes of the mountains, forests, and waters across the Adirondack Park. PROTECT has posted a bunch of beautiful wild scenes of lush forests, wild and quiet lakes, ponds and streams, and mountaintops from across the Adirondack Park for your viewing pleasure. Now is the time to explore the wilds of the Adirondacks. See more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-iconJuly 20, 2015 Public comments on new Essex Chain Lakes Complex UMP needed by July 27th. The DEC is taking public comments on a series of controversial proposals for the Essex Chain Lakes area to vastly expand motor vehicle use in the Forest Preserve and violate a series of existing laws and policies. Read more here
  • Article-XIV-Icon July 19, 2015 Article XIV, Section 1 of NYS Constitution has been amended 15 times since 1938 Constitutional Convention. Here's a list of Article XIV, Section 1 Constitutional Amendments approved since 1938. Four have been passed since 2007 and more are in the works, making this period is the most active in the history of the Forest Preserve for such amendments. Read more here
  • OK-Slip-Falls-Event-Icon July 15, 2015 Register today for new Forever Wild Benefit featuring a guided hike to OK Slips Falls and raft trip on the Hudson River. This will be a terrific and fun event that visits beautiful parts of New York's newest Wilderness Area. We'll be guided by the pros at Square Eddy Expeditions in North Creek. Read more here

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