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  • June 23, 2017 PROTECT Statement on 2017 Legislative Session. The 2017 Legislative Session ended with agreements close, but not finalized, on important Adirondack issues like a new Article XIV, Section 1 amendment, and an impasse on much needed reforms for land use planning at the Adirondack Park Agency. Read more here
  • June 21, 2017 2017 annual members meeting to be held on July 15th at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid. Protect the Adirondacks is holding its annual membership meeting in Lake Placid on July 15, 2017. This is an excellent way to honor conservation leaders, get information on the major issues facing the Adirondack Park, and join with other members. Register today
  • June 16, 2017 John Collins, 1938-2017, Long-time Adirondack Park environmental leader. PROTECT mourns the passing of John Collins, an environmental leader in the Adirondacks, a former PROTECT Board member and long-time member, Adirondacker and former chairman of the Adirondack Park Agency whose life touched many. Read more here
  • June 6, 2017 The Adirondack Lake Assessment Program, a long-term water quality monitoring program, celebrates 20 years in 2017. Protect the Adirondacks and the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith's College enter their 20th year in 2017 monitoring the water quality of lakes and ponds across the Adirondack Park. Read more here
  • Whiteface-Mountain-icon May 22, 2017 The proposed zip line on Whiteface Mountain faces Constitutional questions. In 1941, Article XIV, Section 1 of the NYS Constitution was amended to authorize a downhill ski area at Whiteface Mountain. The question now is whether this allows summer amusement park activities. Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon May 18, 2017 A recap of the trial over the future of constitutional protections for the Forest Preserve. Protect the Adirondacks went to court for a historic trial to determine whether the state can clear dozens of acres and cut down tens of thousands of trees to build a road-like "trail" network through the forever wild Forest Preserve. A recap of the trial and the complete transcripts are provided. Read more here
  • Boreas-icon-1 May 9, 2017 Governor Cuomo and State Agencies Explore Lodging and Dining Facilities at Boreas Ponds. State agencies are looking for ways to provide new "enhanced access" to the Boreas Ponds that could include lodging and dining facilities. This marks a sharp departure from more than 75 years of Forest Preserve management. Read more here
  • Cuomo-icon March 10, 2017 State delays action on the classification of the Boreas Ponds as Governor Cuomo develops plans for extensive motorized access. State agencies are in disarray as they approach a proposal for future management of the Boreas Ponds. Cuomo seeks to build new motorized campground near the Boreas Ponds. Read more here
  • Coyote-icon March 6, 2017 PROTECT opposes new legislation to authorize live cable restraints for trapping and hunting in New York. This bad bill comes up every year. It seeks to legislate cruelty and bad science for the capture of coyotes, red fox, grey fox, raccoon, beaver and bobcat, among other animals. Lets defeat it again. Read more here
  • Campaign-for-Wilderness-Icon March 3, 2017 The Cuomo Administration delays decision on the classification of the Boreas Ponds. The Cuomo Administration and the Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation have postponed action of the classification of the Boreas Ponds. They appear unable to craft a workable plan. Read more here
  • RaquetteRiver-icon February 27, 2017 Protect the Adirondacks Supports a new Constitutional Amendment for Camp Gabriels. PROTECT supports a new constitutional amendment for the state to sell the former Camp Gabriels prison outside of Paul Smith's. An amendment requires passage by two successive Legislature; 1st passage could be in 2017. Read more here

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