Adirondack Issues Blog

December 17, 2014 Statement from Protect the Adirondacks and the Sierra Club on Denial of Motion for Leave to Appeal by the NYS Court of Appeals to challenge the Appellate Division, Third Department decision to uphold the Adirondack Park Agency’s Approval of the Adirondack Club & Resort Project The NYS Court of Appeals has rejected […]

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Protect the Adirondacks congratulates the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for promulgating a draft Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan. See background information here from the DEC. PROTECT was involved in drafting the AIS plan for the Adirondack Park more than 10 years ago and supports strong statewide action to stop the spread of AIS. This […]

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Public comments needed on revision of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is conducting a public hearing to gather input and ideas from stakeholders about policy revisions to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (SLMP). Click here for a copy of the State Land Master Plan. In December […]

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Just inside the Blue Line in the southern Adirondacks in the Towns of Bleecker and Johnstown, a new 1,118-acre, 26-lot subdivision on lands zoned Resource Management is poised for approval by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The subdivision calls for 24 residential housing units. The application has been completed, and now the APA must either […]

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A new report from the City Observatory think tank finds that college educated young people are flocking to metropolitan areas in ever higher numbers. This report sheds new light on national and Adirondack Park demographic trends. Titled The Young and Restless and the Nation’s Cities, this report draws a number of interesting conclusions. Despite the […]

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Public Recreational Rights in Long Pond Conservation Easement should Remain Full and Complete, Grandfathered Leased Hunting Camps should be Removed Protect the Adirondacks recently visited the Long Pond Conservation Easement tract, which includes 18,950 acres in the Town of Colton in St. Lawrence County. This conservation easement was purchased by the State of New York […]

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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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