Adirondack Issues Blog

Protect the Adirondacks recently filed a new round of legal papers in our lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the construction of 9-12 foot wide class II community connector snowmobile trails across the Adirondack Forest Preserve. For many reasons, PROTECT saw these trails as violating Article 14, Section 1, the “forever wild” provision of the State […]

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Submit your letter for a motorless Boreas Ponds, expanded Wilderness areas, and a wild Adirondack Park today! In November and December, the State of New York will be holding classification hearings on over 45,000 acres of newly purchased and reclassification of 5,000 – 10,000 acres of existing Forest Preserve lands. Over 50,000 acres of Forest […]

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This summer Protect the Adirondacks was in near constant legal skirmishes with the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and Department of Environmental Conservation over tree cutting to build the newest snowmobile trail from Newcomb to Minerva. We stopped the state from tree cutting for most of the summer, and all of September, and we’ll be in […]

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Protect the Adirondacks finds the recently released classification options for the Boreas Ponds to be deeply flawed. Last week, the NYS Adirondack Park Agency (APA) released just three options for the classification of the newly purchased 21,500-acre Boreas Ponds tract. All three include motorized access that reached the shores of the Boreas Ponds. Protect the […]

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Appellate Division stays further tree cutting on the Forest Preserve by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation until an appeal of a denial of an injunction by the State Supreme Court is decided. PROTECT must submit filings for the appeal by October 7th Protect the Adirondacks cheers a new preliminary injunction handed down today by […]

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In 2013, Protect the Adirondacks started a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of the construction of 9-12 foot wide class II community connector snowmobile trails across the Adirondack Forest Preserve. For many reasons, PROTECT saw these trails as violating Article 14, Section 1, the “forever wild” provision of the State Constitution due to the vast […]

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Appellate Division Justice stays further tree cutting on the Forest Preserve by the NYS DEC for the next ten days pending a hearing on a temporary injunction during an appeal by Protect the Adirondacks of a Supreme Court decision denying an injunction against tree cutting on the Forest Preserve during construction of new snowmobile trails […]

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For the past 25 days the chain saws of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have been silenced and over 7,500 trees on the forever wild Forest Preserve have received a reprieve sparring them from destruction. Protect the Adirondacks is in the midst of a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality […]

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The Adirondack Park Agency’s (APA) decision in March 2016 to weaken the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, which sets management policy for the “forever wild” Forest Preserve, capped five years of poor decisions and bad precedents in its management of the 2.6-million acre Forest Preserve. The APA has ushered in a period of great […]

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Court upholds restraining order barring the cutting of thousands of trees and grading on major new snowmobile trail between Newcomb and Minerva in Adirondack Park The Appellate Division, Third Department, of state Supreme Court issued an order today to uphold an injunction against tree cutting by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on a new […]

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