Adirondack Issues Blog

Governor Cuomo has released his new state budget for the next fiscal year 2017-18. It clocks out north of $160 billion and contains spending for the Adirondack Park and New York’s environment. Here’s a summary of the highlights for each. Adirondack Spending ORDA Upgrades. The Budget includes $12.5 million in new capital funding for ORDA, […]

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Vital Importance of Adirondack Forest Preserve: Less than 1% of all lands east of the Mississippi River is designated Wilderness The 26 states east of the Mississippi River total more than 573 million acres and there’s around 4.8 million acres of Wilderness lands. That means that for every acre of Wilderness there’s roughly 120 acres […]

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Protect the Adirondacks recently filed a new round of legal papers, our “Answers” 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. The defendants, the State of New York, submitted a motion for summary judgment in 2015. This filing of […]

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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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