Adirondack Issues Blog

Statement from Protect the Adirondacks and the Sierra Club on Denial of Motion for Appeal by the Appellate Division, Third Department, to challenge July 2014 decision upholding the Adirondack Park Agency’s Approval of the Adirondack Club & Resort Project 
 The NYS Appellate Division, Third Department, has rejected a motion for leave to appeal by […]

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This summer major new forest clearcuts became visible in the hills north of Route 30 between Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake. These clearcuts (see pictures below) are becoming more and more common across the Adirondack Park on large industrial private lands and on state-held conservation easement lands. Under current forest management laws administered by […]

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UPDATE (September 14, 2014): Since the original publication of this post, which pinned the high level of damage to the Gull Lake Trail on illegal All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use, a source within the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) stated that ATV damage to the Gull Lake Trail was caused by DEC staff and search and […]

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UPDATE (September 14, 2014): Since the original publication of this post, which pinned the high level of damage to the Chub Pond Trail on illegal All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use, a source within the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) stated that ATV damage to the Gull Lake Trail was caused by DEC staff and search and […]

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Get on your walking shoes. Come one, come all. What is likely to be the largest environmental march in history is what’s being called the People’s Climate March on Sunday September 21st in New York City. The march starts at 11:30 on 59th Street at Columbus Circle. While everybody is encouraged to join in, sign […]

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New bill will see new statewide regulations to ban the transport of invasive species at public, private and commercial boat launches across New York Protect the Adirondacks applauds today’s bill signing by Governor Andrew Cuomo of legislation to ban the transport of aquatic invasive species (AIS) at public, private and commercial boat launches around New […]

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The West River Road in the central part of the Silver Lake Wilderness area winds along the north side of the West Branch of the Sacandaga River. In many places the road is close to the river. It’s a local road for most of its length and is managed and maintained by the Towns of […]

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Legislation passed in June that bans the transport of aquatic invasive species (AIS) across New York has been sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign into law. Similar laws are on the books in a number of other states. This legislation will significantly improve New York’s focus and ability to control AIS. Governor Cuomo has […]

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There have been steady reports through the summer of 2014 of cars and trucks getting stuck in the mud on the Crane Pond Road in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area. A recent visit to the road found it to be a mess. Management appears contradictory and inconsistent. With the road now in a state of […]

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Trail work has started on the re-route of the Northville Placid Trail (NPT) in its earliest stages outside of Northville. This new trail will snake through the area that Protect the Adirondacks has proposed for the new West Stony Creek Wilderness area. This area is currently part of the Shaker Mountain Wild Forest area. The […]

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