Current Actions

Protect the Adirondacks and the Sierra Club launched a lawsuit to challenge the Adirondack Park Agency’s approval of 6,000-acre Adirondack Club & Resort project in Tupper Lake in March 2012. This followed years on monitoring this project and intervening in the official public hearing. PROTECT believes that this project sets a dangerous and ruinous precedent […]

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Background In 2013, Protect the Adirondacks filed a lawsuit that challenges the construction and management of snowmobile trails on the Forest Preserve by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). PROTECT alleges that state actions by the APA and DEC violate state law and the State Constitution. PROTECT has long opposed […]

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Have You Seen a Cougar? Cougar Watch is a project to record public sightings of cougars (Puma concolor) in and around the Adirondack Park. There are regular reports of cougar sightings throughout the Adirondacks, but there has not been a publicly available repository to record these sightings. Cougar Watch will organize and map these reports. […]

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Protect the Adirondacks manages the largest water quality monitoring program in the Adirondack Park in partnership with the Adirondack Watersheds Institute at Paul Smith’s College. In 2014, we over 70 lakes and ponds will be enrolled in this program, with over 100 volunteers involved. This partnership is called the Adirondack Lakes Assessment Program (ALAP) and […]

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The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has begun an official process to loosen rules to make clearcutting Adirondack forests much easier. The APA passed a draft new General Permit at its November Board meeting and issued a notice to take public comments in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on November 28th. Public comments will be accepted until […]

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