Adirondack Issues Blog

Public Recreational Rights on the Long Pond Conservation Easement should Remain Full and Complete, Grandfathered Leased Hunting Camps should be Removed   In January 1999, the State of New York purchased the 18,950-acre Long Pond Conservation Easement in St. Lawrence County that included broad public recreation rights. Under the terms of the easement, six buildings […]

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PROTECT’s Public Comments on Proposed Permit/Variance under the NYS Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers Act for Construction of a Snowmobile Bridge in a Scenic River Area of the Cedar River See formal public comments in opposition to this new bridge. The August 22, 2018 Environmental Notice Bulletin provided public notice about plans by the Department […]

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Protect the Adirondacks held the Canoe-In for a Motorless Weller Pond to demonstrate for state management of Weller Pond and Little Weller Pond as new motorless destinations. These ponds are surrounded by Forest Preserve and could easily be managed as quiet waters, a respite off of the heavily motorized Saranac Lakes Chain. Weller Pond and […]

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We need your help to complete a comprehensive Forest Preserve trails inventory in the High Peaks and catalogue illegal motor vehicle and ATV use in other areas in the Adirondacks   Protect the Adirondacks is organizing a team of volunteers to hike trails and inventory conditions in the Forest Preserve throughout the Adirondack Park. The […]

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Protect the Adirondacks applauds the removal of 22 old hopper rail cars at the end of July that had been stored on the banks of the Hudson River for more than two years outside of North Creek beside NYS Route 28. The rail cars appeared to be in disrepair and blocked the view of the […]

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Join a great protesting flotilla and come out and demonstrate for motorless waters in the Adirondack Park. Join the Canoe-In for Motorless Waters on Weller Pond on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Protect the Adirondacks is hosting a Canoe-In for Motorless Waters on Weller Pond on Saturday, August 18, 2018. We’re aiming to get 100 canoes […]

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Award will be made at the annual meeting of Protect the Adirondacks at The Grange in Whallonsburg in the Champlain Valley. Dirk Bryant, scientist with The Nature Conservancy, and Mike Carr, the former executive director of the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and current executive director of the Adirondack Land Trust, will accept the […]

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The Saranac Lake Wild Forest area is one of the most complicated Forest Preserve areas in the Adirondacks due to the wide variety of different public recreational opportunities and the popularity of the area. This part of the Forest Preserve includes the Saranac Lake chain of Lakes, which covers over 9,000 acres in an interlocking […]

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New High Peaks Wilderness Area UMP amendment contains many proposals to change management of public recreational use in the most popular area in the Forest Preserve State agencies have released a new draft amendment to the Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the High Peaks Wilderness area, which includes over 270,000 acres and stretches from the […]

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2018 Protect the Adirondacks Annual Meeting will be held on July 21st at 9:30 AM at The Grange, Whallonsburg, Champlain Valley On Saturday July 21st, Protect the Adirondacks is holding its annual membership meeting at The Grange in Whallonsburg in the beautiful Champlain Valley. This is a great opportunity to get an update on the […]

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