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The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) postponed action on the classification of the Boreas Ponds this month. The APA had planned to unveil its proposal for these lands in March and make a decision in April. The schedule going forward is uncertain. The Cuomo Administration is divided on how to best manage the Boreas Ponds and […]

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Opposition to S.372 “An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the regulation of live restraint cable devices to take wildlife; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof” Protect the Adirondacks opposes S.372 “An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the regulation of […]

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The Adirondack Park Agency delays a formal classification proposal for Boreas Ponds The Cuomo Administration is unable to develop a workable and legal classification option for the Boreas Ponds There will no action on the classification of the Boreas Ponds at the March 9-10th meeting of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) as had been scheduled. […]

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1st passage of draft amendment could be accomplished in 2017 Legislation has been introduced by Senator Betty Little Protect the Adirondacks supports a new Constitutional Amendment for Article XIV, Section 1, the “forever wild” provision of the NYS Constitution, introduced by State Senator Elizabeth Little, to authorize the sale of 92 acres of a former […]

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Court denies Motions for Summary Judgment by both sides Trial to be held on issues involving the permissible level of tree cutting on the Forest Preserve and whether the construction of class II snowmobile trails constitutes an improper use of the Forest Preserve due to dramatic changes in terrain A State Supreme Court Justice in […]

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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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