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20 11, 2019

APA Act needs to be reformed to require conservation development design and review standards for major new subdivisions to protect Adirondack forests and open spaces

2019-11-21T09:36:16-05:00November 20, 2019|

Protect the Adirondacks is pushing for an amendment to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Act to preserve the ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack Park. The bill would strengthen the Adirondack Park [...]

15 11, 2019

It’s time to build the Hudson River Bike Trail, a new 55-mile-long multi-use public recreation trail from Saratoga Springs to North Creek

2019-11-16T05:15:42-05:00November 15, 2019|

It's time to build the Hudson River Bike Trail. A tremendous opportunity exists for the communities in the southern Adirondack Park to build what would be one of the great multi-use public recreation trails in [...]

7 11, 2019

PROTECT cheers Governor Cuomo’s statement of concern about the inadequate management and poor trail conditions in the High Peaks Wilderness and the Forest Preserve

2019-11-07T09:07:13-05:00November 7, 2019|

On November 6th, Governor Andrew Cuomo talked about the management of the public Forest Preserve in the Adirondacks, with a focus on the heavily used and extremely popular High Peaks Wilderness area. His comments were [...]

29 10, 2019

Adirondack environmental groups call upon Governor Cuomo and state agencies to increase funding for trail construction and maintenance in the High Peaks Wilderness Area

2019-10-29T20:22:18-05:00October 29, 2019|

Another record-setting weekend over Columbus Day 2019 threatens success of the Adirondacks and wildlands. Protect the Adirondacks, Adirondack Mountain Club, Adirondack Wild, and Adirondack Council issued this joint statement: New York is spending hundreds of [...]

27 10, 2019

State reaches agreement for voluntary abandonment of the Tahawus Railroad

2019-10-29T17:44:00-05:00October 27, 2019|

Protect the Adirondacks cheers the state's efforts to reach a voluntary agreement with railroad operator to formally request abandonment of the Tahawus Railroad. In October, the NYS Attorney General submitted a letter to the federal [...]

18 10, 2019

Article 14 and cutting small diameter trees on the Forest Preserve

2019-10-24T06:47:48-05:00October 18, 2019|

In the July 2019 legal decision in favor of Protect the Adirondacks, regarding the constitutionality of excessive tree cutting by state agencies to build a network of Class II community connector snowmobile trails in the [...]

10 10, 2019

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

2019-10-24T13:21:39-05:00October 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 [...]

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