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Protect the Adirondacks plans to cross-appeal Appellate Division, Third Department, decision on Article 14 lawsuit

Protect the Adirondacks will defend the Appellate Division ruling that the State is appealing, which held that the amount of tree cutting by the State on the Forest Preserve violated Article 14, Section 1, and [...]

2019-09-12T13:32:04+00:00August 19th, 2019|

Questions Surround New Frontier Town Campground Trail System

The new Frontier Town state campground was opened to great fanfare just before the July 4th holiday this year. The campground is now fully developed with campsites, trails, and amenities such as showers, playgrounds, horse [...]

2019-09-12T15:43:47+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

Appellate Division, Third Department, Upholds Article XIV, Section 1 of State Constitution, Finds State Tree Cutting for Class II Trails to be Unconstitutional, in Ruling that is a Major Victory for Protect the Adirondacks

In Protect the Adirondacks v NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the Appellate Division, Third Department, reverses lower court with a 4-1 decision affirming past precedents for the protection of the “forever wild” Forest Preserve and [...]

2019-09-13T16:05:29+00:00July 3rd, 2019|

New Report: Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Populations Trends 1970-2010

Report compares long-term economic and population trends of Adirondack communities with New York State, U.S. and Rural America. Report finds that from 1970 to 2010 Adirondack Park communities experienced economic and population trends that were [...]

2019-09-12T15:15:38+00:00April 29th, 2019|

It’s time to build sustainable trails throughout the High Peaks Wilderness

In 2018, state agencies combined the Dix Mountain and High Peaks Wilderness areas into one grand 275,000-acre Wilderness area, which is now celebrated as the 3rd largest Wilderness area east of the Mississippi River, behind [...]

2019-09-12T09:50:50+00:00April 8th, 2019|

ORDA Should Not Play Games With Article 14, the Forever Wild Clause in the NYS Constitution

It’s not every day that one gets to see a well-worn aphorism ring true. The philosopher George Santayana wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  In the Adirondacks this is [...]

2019-09-12T19:08:21+00:00March 13th, 2019|
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