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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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

State reaches agreement for voluntary abandonment of the Tahawus Railroad

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 [...]

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

Article 14 and cutting small diameter trees on the Forest Preserve

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

2019-10-24T13:21:39-05:00October 10, 2019|
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