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Submit your letter for a motorless Boreas Ponds, expanded Wilderness areas, and a wild Adirondack Park today! In November and December, the State of New York will be holding classification hearings on over 45,000 acres of newly purchased and reclassification of 5,000 – 10,000 acres of existing Forest Preserve lands. Over 50,000 acres of Forest […]

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This summer Protect the Adirondacks was in near constant legal skirmishes with the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and Department of Environmental Conservation over tree cutting to build the newest snowmobile trail from Newcomb to Minerva. We stopped the state from tree cutting for most of the summer, and all of September, and we’ll be in […]

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Protect the Adirondacks finds the recently released classification options for the Boreas Ponds to be deeply flawed. Last week, the NYS Adirondack Park Agency (APA) released just three options for the classification of the newly purchased 21,500-acre Boreas Ponds tract. All three include motorized access that reached the shores of the Boreas Ponds. Protect the […]

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Court upholds restraining order barring the cutting of thousands of trees and grading on major new snowmobile trail between Newcomb and Minerva in Adirondack Park The Appellate Division, Third Department, of state Supreme Court issued an order today to uphold an injunction against tree cutting by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on a new […]

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Court stops cutting of thousands of trees on new trail between Newcomb and Minerva Court also stops all grading of the trail with heavy machinery Full Appellate Division, Third Department, to review the order next week A justice of the Appellate Division, Third Department, of state Supreme Court issued an order on July 15, 2016 […]

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Dick Booth stepped down from his position as a member of the APA Board in June. He had served since 2007, when he was appointed by then Governor Eliot Spitzer. Booth had long been a lone voice of reason on the APA Board where decisions are not made by the APA Board but by the […]

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The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) voted on March 11, 2016 to weaken the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) by making changes in the 9,990-acre Essex Chain Lakes and Pine Lakes Primitive Area to allow bicycle riding and use of motor vehicles by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for management and maintenance. Prior […]

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Protect the Adirondacks calls on state leaders to act boldly to expand Wilderness lands in the Adirondack Park. The protection of the former Finch, Pruyn and Company lands by the Nature Conservancy creates a major opportunity to significantly expand the High Peaks Wilderness area. Three tracts from this land purchase border the High Peaks Wilderness […]

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Is the Adirondack Park viable habitat for a sustainable population of cougars? Protect the Adirondacks hosts Christopher Spatz, President of the Cougar Rewilding Foundation, at the Paul Smith’s Visitor’s Interpretive Center on Sunday July 5th at 11 AM. Protect the Adirondacks will host Christopher Spatz, President of the Cougar Rewilding Foundation, at the Paul Smith’s […]

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The Polaris Bridge over the Hudson River should be removed and the river restored. The bridge crosses a beautiful flatwater stretch of the Hudson, one of the most picturesque spots in the Adirondack Park. The Polaris Bridge is a bridge to nowhere and keeping it will only lead to widespread natural resource degradation as well […]

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