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  • 2013CWB-Icon January 18, 2017 Highlights from Governor Cuomo's 2017-18 proposed new state budget. The newly proposed New York State budget includes historically high levels of environmental spending, including the Environmental Protection Fund, as well as support for major projects in the Adirondack Park. Read more here
  • Campaign-for-Wilderness-Icon December 30, 2016 Public comments on Boreas Ponds classification. The hearing deadline for public comments closed on December 30th. We thank the many people who filed comments and made a stand for a wild motorless Boreas Ponds and creation of a new West Stony Creek Wilderness area. Read more here
  • Wilderness-Sign December 29, 2016 National Importance of Wilderness in the Adirondack Forest Preserve. East of the Mississippi River there's 120 acres of developed lands for every acre of federal or state Wilderness. More than 1/3 of the protected Wilderness is in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves. This shows why Adirondack Wilderness is so important. Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon December 10, 2016 Last round of legal papers submitted in landmark lawsuit that will shape the future of the Forest Preserve. Last round of legal papers filed in the lawsuit challenging road-like trails on the Forest Preserve that cuts down thousands of trees. Read more here
  • annual-report-2015-16-icon December 8, 2016 Protect the Adirondacks publishes 2015-16 annual report. Read about the highlights over the past year to defend the forever wild Forest Preserve, expand Wilderness areas, monitor scores of lakes and ponds, and bring the grassroots voice for protection to major Adirondack issues. Read 2015-2016 Annual Report here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon November 8, 2016 New round of papers filed in major Forever Wild lawsuit that will shape the future of the Forest Preserve. Protect the Adirondacks and the State of New York filed "Replies" for a Motion for Summary Judgment in Article 14 lawsuit on constitutionality of state's network of roadlike snowmobile trails. Read more here
  • knotweed-icon October 13, 2016 New APA-DEC class II community connector snowmobile trails infested with invasive species. One unfortunate byproduct of the highly disruptive construction of class II community connector snowmobile trails is the spread of invasive species. We've documented two infestations. Read more here
  • Boreas-Ponds-3 October 11, 2016 The proposed classifications of the Boreas Ponds shows a stark failure of public policy. In a move akin to hanging a Van Gogh painting on a telephone pole, the Cuomo Administration proposes to allow motor vehicles on the shores of the Boreas Ponds, one of the most spectacular and sensitive natural areas in New York. Read more here
  • snowmobiletrail-icon-2 September 7, 2016 Appellate Division Issues Preliminary Injunction to Continue Ban on Tree Cutting on the “forever wild” Forest Preserve by the Department of Environmental Conservation. The Appellate Division upholds a ban on tree cutting on the Forest Preserve while PROTECT makes its appeal of a denial of a permanent injunction. Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon September 1, 2016 Papers filed in major Forever Wild lawsuit that will shape the future of the Forest Preserve. Protect the Adirondacks and the State of New York filed papers for a Motion for Summary Judgment in PROTECT's lawsuit alleging violations of Article 14, Section 1, the "forever wild" provision, of the NYS Constitution. Read more here
  • Stump-icon August 19, 2016 Appellate Court Again Stops Tree Cutting by the Department of Environmental Conservation on the “forever wild” Forest Preserve. PROTECT cheers judge's action to stop tree cutting on the Forest Preserve while our appeal is heard for a permanent injunction further tree cutting. Read more here

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