Adirondack Issues Blog

Protect the Adirondacks encourages all who love the Adirondack Park to join with us and sign up as E-Activists to help defend the “forever wild” Forest Preserve and great forests and waters of the Adirondacks. This is important work and we need the help of all everybody we can muster to protect the Adirondack Park. […]

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A new proposal has been floated, or perhaps the decision has already been made, to line hundreds of used and oil-soaked tanker cars along the Essex County portion of the Tahawus railroad. The Saratoga-North Creek Railway leaders have big plans for a new use to this railroad in addition to the scenic trains from Saratoga […]

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July 20, 2015 Hon. Eric Schneiderman Attorney General The Capitol Albany, NY 12224-0341 Hon. Thomas DiNapoli Office of the State Comptroller 110 State Street Albany, NY 12236 Hon. Catherine Leahy Scott Inspector General Empire State Plaza Agency Building 2, 16th Floor Albany, NY 12223 Hon. Letizia Tagliafierro Executive Director Joint Commission on Public Ethics 540 […]

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The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a new draft Unit Management Plan for the Essex Chain Lakes Complex area, which includes lands classified as Primitive and Wild Forest. It’s a vast, sprawling area where many different recreational uses are being combined, some that fit seamlessly with the natural resources and some that damage […]

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Article XIV, Section 1, has been amended 15 times since 1938. It has been amended four times since 2007, making this period the most active and intensive in Forest Preserve history. Two other Article XIV, Section 1 draft amendments are being drafted and organized by the Department of Environmental Conservation and Cuomo Administration. A third […]

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Protect the Adirondacks is excited to invite you to a fun event — the 2015 Forever Wild Benefit — featuring a guided hike to the top of OK Slip Falls and then a raft trip through the lower reaches of the Hudson River Gorge. The event will be guided by the professional guide team at […]

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Protect the Adirondacks has called upon the Department of Environmental Conservation to study the reintroduction of wolves and cougars as part of its new Wildlife Action Plan. The draft Wildlife Action Plan lists 366 wildlife species in New York and states that 167 are species of “High Priority.” New York’s last Wildlife Action Plan was […]

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July 8, 2015 Hon. Lani Ulrich, Chair NYS Adirondack Park Agency PO Box 99 Ray Brook, NY 12977 RE: Public Comment on Proposed Community Connector Trail UMP Amendments Dear Chairwoman Ulrich, We respectfully submit these comments, timely in accordance with the Adirondack Park Agency’s (APA) policy concerning their submission, and request that you be so kind as […]

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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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