Adirondack Issues Blog

Statement from Protect the Adirondacks and the Sierra Club on a Motion to the New York’s Highest Court to Appeal of the Appellate Division, 3rd Department, Decision on the Adirondack Park Agency’s Approval of the Adirondack Club & Resort Project On October 23, 2014, Protect the Adirondacks, Sierra Club, and a neighboring landowner submitted a […]

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Protect the Adirondacks applauds the release of the new draft 2014 Open Space Conservation Plan by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Office or Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). This plan is the latest revision of serious long-term planning to protect critical natural resources, wildlife habitat and provide an array of outdoor […]

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The Adirondack Park program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) published a new report about public attitudes towards cougars (Puma concolor) in the Adirondack Park. WCS is the preeminent wildlife research organization in the U.S. and the Adirondack program is a source of terrific research. Here’s the link to the whole study Cougar in the […]

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Climate change Questions & Answers for the three 21st Congressional District andidates Protect the Adirondacks sent a questionnaire to each of the three candidates running for Congress in New York’s 21st Congressional District, which includes most of the Adirondack Park and northern New York, about their positions on climate change issues. The questionnaire included seven […]

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PROTECT advocated for an APA-controlled process based on wide-ranging stakeholder participation, transparency and public disclosure Protect the Adirondacks applauds actions by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to conduct a new public process to gather input and ideas from stakeholders and the public about policy revisions of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (SLMP). PROTECT […]

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Protect the Adirondacks recently visited the Bear Creek Road in the Black River Wild Forest Area. This road has a long history of damage from illegal public All Terrain Vehicle (ATVs) use, ingress and egress by a series of private land inholders within this Forest Preserve unit using ATVs, and legal large truck use. This […]

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The Chub Pond Lean-to 1 is unlike any other lean-to on the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Protect the Adirondacks recently visited the Chub Pond Lean-to 1 in the Black River Wild Forest. We were disheartened to find that this lean-to is being occupied and managed as a private camp. It has been extensively modified and the […]

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More than 400,000 people marched through mid-town Manhattan in New York City yesterday demanding bold action on climate change. This was a historic march and Protect the Adirondacks is proud to have helped sponsor it. See pictures of the New York City march here. This is the biggest climate action march in history, but it […]

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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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