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10 10, 2019

New hiking trails in the High Peaks Wilderness showcase sustainable designs and a wilderness ethos

2019-10-16T07:18:44-04:00October 10, 2019|

These new hiking trail designs have vastly improved the state of the art for building sustainable and safe trails in Wilderness areas. New sustainable trails also harmonize wilderness values with popular hiking trails that see [...]

19 08, 2019

Protect the Adirondacks plans to cross-appeal Appellate Division, Third Department, decision on Article 14 lawsuit

2019-09-12T13:32:04-04:00August 19, 2019|

Protect the Adirondacks will defend the Appellate Division ruling that the State is appealing, which held that the amount of tree cutting by the State on the Forest Preserve violated Article 14, Section 1, and [...]

23 07, 2019

Questions Surround New Frontier Town Campground Trail System

2019-09-12T15:43:47-04:00July 23, 2019|

The new Frontier Town state campground was opened to great fanfare just before the July 4th holiday this year. The campground is now fully developed with campsites, trails, and amenities such as showers, playgrounds, horse [...]

3 07, 2019

Appellate Division, Third Department, Upholds Article XIV, Section 1 of State Constitution, Finds State Tree Cutting for Class II Trails to be Unconstitutional, in Ruling that is a Major Victory for Protect the Adirondacks

2019-09-13T16:05:29-04:00July 3, 2019|

In Protect the Adirondacks v NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the Appellate Division, Third Department, reverses lower court with a 4-1 decision affirming past precedents for the protection of the “forever wild” Forest Preserve and [...]

29 04, 2019

New Report: Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Populations Trends 1970-2010

2019-09-12T15:15:38-04:00April 29, 2019|

Report compares long-term economic and population trends of Adirondack communities with New York State, U.S. and Rural America. Report finds that from 1970 to 2010 Adirondack Park communities experienced economic and population trends that were [...]

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