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  • GarnetHill-icon Register Today for Annual Meeting on July 9, 2016: PROTECT is holding our Annual Meeting on July 9, 2016 at the Garnet Hill Lodge in North River. The 2016 annual meeting features a presentation by Dr. Charles Driscoll on recovery from acid rain damage in the Adirondacks. This day will include hikes and paddling on Thirteenth Lake. Register Now
  • 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
  • Campaign-for-Wilderness-Icon CAMPAIGN FOR ADIRONDACK WILDERNESS PROTECT calls for classification of 36,500 acres of new Wilderness lands in the Forest Preserve to expand the High Peaks Wilderness area and create a new West Stony Creek Wilderness area. New state land purchases create a great opportunity for new wilderness lands in the Adirondack Park. Read more here
  • Tafoni-icon June 29, 2016 Holy boulders of the “tafone” by Evelyn Greene. Wild, perforated, honeycombed, rock formations, some the size of a small house, called the "tafone" can be found in several places in the Adirondack Park. One section is near Thirteenth Lake, another on the flanks of Snowy Mountain. This summer PROTECT will lead trips to see these unique rocks. Read more here
  • Highways-Icon June 14, 2016 PROTECT supports new Article XIV Constitutional Amendment for locating broadband and utilities on road corridors that traverse the Forest Preserve and creating a new municipal land account. A new Constitutional Amendment will help to meet the needs of local communities for management of highways and expansion of broadband in the Adirondack Park. Read more here
  • RaquetteRiver-icon June 14, 2016 PROTECT supports new Article XIV Constitutional Amendment for Camp Gabriels lands. A new Article XIV Constitutional Amendment has been proposed by the State Senate to authorize sale of the former prison lands of the Camp Gabriels facility. These lands contain 45 buildings and the don't have a public value. Read more here
  • Campaign-for-Wilderness-Icon May 24, 2016 Seven simple rules for formal Forest Preserve classification of the Boreas Ponds tract. PROTECT enumerates rules for how to classify the newly acquired Boreas Ponds tract that will ensure an open and transparent public process, natural resource protection, and provide stellar public outdoor recreation; opportunities. Read more here
  • 2013CWB-Icon May 2, 2016 Checks and balances among state agencies are needed to protect the Forest Preserve. The natural resources of the Adirondack Park are best served and protected by an independent and thoughtful Adirondack Park Agency, rather than by a weak agency that takes orders from above. Read more here
  • An aerial of the Boreas Ponds with the High Peaks in the background. PROTECT supports all the lands in the April 15, 2016 PROTECT cheers public purchase of Boreas Ponds. Governor Cuomo completes historic purchase from The Nature Conservancy of 69,000 acres of former Finch Paper lands. This is the largest Forest Preserve purchase in over 50 years. The Boreas Ponds will provide extraordinary flatwater and deep forest recreational opportunities forever. Read more here
  • Canopy-Icon April 1, 2016 PROTECT applauds 2016-17 New York State Budget. State approves $300 million EPF in state budget, significant boost to funding for land protection, invasive species control and state land stewardship. This budget marks a major investment in the rural economy and environment of the Adirondack Park. Read more here
  • SLMP-Reform-Icon March 15, 2016 The sad wild forestization of Primitive Areas in the Adirondack Forest Preserve. The Adirondack Park Agency brazenly and without remorse voted to weaken the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, which sets management policy for the Forest Preserve, setting the stage for more negative changes in the future. Read more here

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