Protect the Adirondacks encourages all who love the Adirondack Park to join with us and sign up as E-Activists to help defend the “forever wild” Forest Preserve and great forests and waters of the Adirondacks. This is important work and we need the help of all everybody we can muster to protect the Adirondack Park.

E-Activists will receive regular updates about our work and alerts when it is time to acyl Protect the Adirondacks strives to keep our E-Activists informed and engaged. The Adirondack Park faces many threats and many opportunities. If we all work together we can help to advance environmental protections for the Adirondacks.

Click here to sign up as a PROTECT E-Activist.

Protect the Adirondacks works on a wide spectrum of issues across the Adirondack Park.

We exposed illegal lobbying by the Department of Environmental Conservation n behalf of a mining company seeking to gain access to the Forest Preserve to expand its mine. Read our Complaint submitted to state ethics boards here and see a report in The New York Times.

An aerial of the NYCO Minerals, Inc., mine that has long bordered Forest Preserve lands. 200 acres. known as "Lewis Lot 8", will be transferred from the Jay Mountain Wilderness area to NYCO so that it can expand its open pit mine. Picture by Nancie Battaglia. PROTECT has called for an investigation into illegal lobbying the DEC.

An aerial of the NYCO Minerals, Inc., mine that has long bordered Forest Preserve lands. 200 acres. known as “Lewis Lot 8”, will be transferred from the Jay Mountain Wilderness area to NYCO so that it can expand its open pit mine. Picture by Nancie Battaglia. PROTECT has called for an investigation into illegal lobbying the DEC.


 
We’re monitoring and intervening in state plans to massively expand motorized access in the Forest Preserve and protect wild stretches of the Hudson River from motorized incursions. The current flashpoint on these issues is in the planning for the management of the new Essex Chain Lakes Complex area in an official New York State Unit Management Plan. See PROTECT’s call for the removal of the Polaris Bridge over the Hudson River and our overall critique of state planning efforts.

A picture of the Polaris Bridge at the site of the Blackwell Stillwater on the Hudson River. This bridge should be removed and the river corridor restored.

A picture of the Polaris Bridge at the site of the Blackwell Stillwater on the Hudson River. This bridge should be removed and the river corridor restored.


 
We’ve called for a study about the reintroduction of top predators wolves and cougars to the Adirondacks.

We’ve questioned plans to stockpile used oil tanker rail cars into the High Peaks.

We manage the largest water quality monitoring program in the Adirondacks through the Adirondack Park Lake Assessment Program.

These are but a few of the many issues that we’re working on day in a day out. We encourage your support and activism. Join with us to protect the beautiful Adirondack Park.

Click here to sign up as a PROTECT E-Activist.