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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|

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 [...]

2019-09-12T13:32:04-05:00August 19, 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 [...]

2019-10-21T16:02:04-05:00July 23, 2019|
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