Current Actions

The Adirondack Lake Assessment Program (ALAP) celebrates its 20th season this year monitoring the water quality of dozens of lakes and ponds across the Adirondacks. ALAP is a partnership between Protect the Adirondacks and the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College. The Adirondack Lake Assessment Program (ALAP) was started in 1998 with three objectives: […]

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One project hyped in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget announcements early in 2017 was a zip line that would run in three stages from near the summit at Whiteface Mountain, near where the gondola brings passengers, to the base of the mountain. This was proposed as a way for Whiteface to rival zip lines at other […]

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The trial on the future of “forever wild” in Protect the Adirondacks v NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency wrapped up on April 4, 2017 in State Supreme Court in Albany County. The trial ran for 13 days, spread over five weeks, with Justice Gerald Connolly presiding. John Caffry of Caffry & […]

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The Adirondack Park Agency has posted its agenda and materials for its meeting this week (May 11-12th) and there is no action scheduled for the classification of Boreas Ponds or any other Forest Preserve lands. All indications show that there is little likelihood for action on the Boreas Ponds at the APA’s June meeting. The […]

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Opposition to S.372 “An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the regulation of live restraint cable devices to take wildlife; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof” Protect the Adirondacks opposes S.372 “An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the regulation of […]

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1st passage of draft amendment could be accomplished in 2017 Legislation has been introduced by Senator Betty Little Protect the Adirondacks supports a new Constitutional Amendment for Article XIV, Section 1, the “forever wild” provision of the NYS Constitution, introduced by State Senator Elizabeth Little, to authorize the sale of 92 acres of a former […]

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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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