Adirondack Issues Blog

The Appellate Court, Third Department, has set a date of April 28th for oral arguments in PROTECT-Sierra Club’s lawsuit challenging the approvals by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) for the 6,000 acre, 700-lot Adirondack Club & Resort (ACR) project. See a timeline for major activities in this lawsuit below. See PROTECT’s Brief here submitted in […]

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The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Adirondack Park Agency (APA) have released various draft materials that describe how they plan to implement and manage the Constitutional Amendment approved last fall to sell 200 acres of Forest Preserve in the Jay Mountain Wilderness to NYCO Minerals, Inc. At the same time, NYCO has put in […]

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The proposed Lake Flower Inn is a $15 million 90-room luxury hotel that will replace three long-operating motels squeezed together on the shores of Lake Flower around Pontiac Bay is currently being evaluated by the Village of Saranac Lake and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The project will buy and raze three existing motels and […]

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Protect the Adirondacks has a number of concerns about the proposed 120-room Lake George Marriott hotel and convention center on Canada Street in the Village of Lake George. As a 6-story building, the project will stand out mightily from any other structure around it. The high school next door is three stories at its highest […]

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Last fall, the Roedel Companies purchased the historic Hotel Saranac. The Hotel Saranac has long dominated the skyline of Saranac Lake and for decades was owned and operated by Paul Smith’s College where it was a cornerstone of the community. A private owner operated the hotel for the past seven years before closing it pending […]

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One persistent myth in the Adirondack Park population debate is that environmental regulations and the Forest Preserve drive young people out of the Adirondack Park. In certain quarters this is treated as gospel in the debate over the future of the Adirondack Park. The reality is that this myth is a myth. A great tool […]

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Many call David Sive the father of environmental law. His first major success was the Storm King lawsuit that helped block a power plant and highway project at one of the most beautiful sections of the west shore of the Hudson River. In the Adirondacks, he provided legal representation to local landowners who organized to […]

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Protect the Adirondacks cheers the state’s purchase of 8,451 acres of new Forest Preserve lands. This marks the completion of phase 2 of the 69,000 acres of former Finch Paper lands being transferred to the state from The Nature Conservancy (TNC). This new purchase includes a range of smaller tracts in the southern Adirondack Park. […]

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New York State lags significantly behind many other states in the U.S. for control and management of aquatic invasive species (AIS). Over the last few years, New York has lost ground in the campaign to stop the spread of AIS. Bold measures are needed by the Cuomo Administration and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation […]

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The Molpus Woodlands Group of Alabama recently purchased over 130,000 acres of forestlands in the Adirondack Park for over $57.5 million. Most of these lands are encumbered by state conservation easements and Molpus purchased the forest management rights and an assortment of recreational rights. The averages over $440 per acre for the forest management and […]

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