Adirondack Issues Blog

The State Assembly Conservation Committee Chairman was instrumental in scrutinizing and shepherding the Health and Safety Land Accounts Amendment and introduced legislation to reform APA for conservation design for major subdivisions Protect the Adirondacks is pleased to announce that its “Legislator of the Year Award” for 2017 will be awarded to Steve Englebright, Chairman of […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

New “Health and Safety Land Accounts” amendment will be on ballot in November 2017; enabling legislation sets out process for how this complicated amendment will be administered. Protect the Adirondacks applauds passage last night by the State Assembly of “2nd passage” of the proposed “Health and Safety Land Accounts” amendment to Article XIV, Section 1 […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Award made for stalwart service on Adirondack Park Agency Board where he defended the Forest Preserve, State Land Master Plan, and natural resources of the Adirondack Park Protect the Adirondacks is pleased to announce that the Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award 2017 will be given to Dick Booth, a former Adirondack Park Agency Board member and […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

The 2017 New York State Legislative session ended on June 21st as both houses adjourned and left Albany. It remains unclear at this time if the two houses will return to complete unfinished business. The two houses were deadlocked over issues of “Mayoral Control” of New York City schools and extensions for local taxation districts […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

The 2017 annual membership meeting of Protect the Adirondacks will be held on July 15th at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid. This year’s annual meeting will focus on the presentation of the Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award to Dick Booth, a former APA Board member who steadfastly stood up for protections of open spaces and […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

February 1, 1938 — June 16, 2017 John Robert Collins Jr. died on June 16, 2017 at his home in Blue Mountain Lake, surrounded by his family. John dearly loved his life in the Adirondacks, where he had deep roots. His ancestors farmed in Chestertown and North Creek after emigrating from Ireland. His grandparents were […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

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: […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

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 […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

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 & […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

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 […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }