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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cuomo-icon March 11, 2016 APA Commissioner Richard Booth makes bold and thoughtful statement holding the Cuomo Administration responsible for weakening protections for the Forest Preserve. "Until now, today, no Governor in this state has chosen to force the Park Agency to weaken the Master Plan. Governor Cuomo and his staff have chosen to do so." Read more here
  • SLMP-Reform-Icon March 11, 2016 Adirondack Park Agency Weakens Protections for the “forever wild” Forest Preserve. For the first time in the more than 40 year history of the Adirondack Park Agency, the agency voted to weaken, not strengthen the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. The APA voted to weaken Wilderness protections. Read more here
  • GarnetHill-icon March 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 here today
  • 2014-15-AnnualReport-Cover March 9, 2016 PROTECT releases new 2014-15 annual report recapping conservation and advocacy successes. This report details the major challenges facing the Forest Preserve, the Adirondack Lake Assessment Program, work to stop storage of oil trains in the Adirondacks, and PROTECT's campaign for wilderness. Read the report here
  • Essex-Chain-Road-icon January 14, 2016 Public comments needed on deeply flawed draft amendments to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan that sets management guidelines for the Forest Preserve. Public comments are needed by January 29, 2016. It's time to stand up to protect the wild lands of the Forest Preserve. Read more here
  • HudsonRiver-icon January 11, 2016 Major lawsuit launched to challenge Essex Chain Lakes Complex Unit Management Plan. PROTECT and other groups have filed a lawsuit to challenge violations of longstanding NYS environmental laws in the recent approval of the Essex Chain Complex Unit Management Plan, which seeks to significantly expand motorized uses. Read more here

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