Public Comments

September 11, 2014: PROTECT writes to APA and DEC about the vast damage to Gull Lake Trail in the Black River Wild Forest area from illegal ATV use

September 9, 2014: PROTECT writes to APA and DEC about vast damage to Chub Pond Trail in Black River Wild Forest area from illegal ATV use

September 5, 2014: PROTECT submits comments to APA and DEC about their failure to close the West River Road in the Silver Lake Wilderness Area

September 4, 2014: PROTECT raises concerns to APA-DEC about reconstruction of the Bear Creek Road in the Black River Wild Forest area

September 3, 2014: PROTECT raises objections to APA and DEC about continued motorized use of the Crane Pond Road in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area

August 26, 2014: PROTECT urges Governor Cuomo to sign new aquatic invasive species control bill

August 19, 2014: PROTECT and other groups highlight problems with DEC’s draft Essex Chain Complex UMP

August 13, 2014: PROTECT calls on APA to manage reform process for State Land Master Plan

August 13, 2014: PROTECT submits comments to APA on NYCO expansion of Seventy Road and Oakhill mine

July 25, 2014: PROTECT’s comments on draft Essex Chain Complex UMP

July 25, 2014: PROTECT’s comments on draft UMP Amendments to Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest, Harris Lake Campground, and Santanoni Historic Area

July 14, 2014: PROTECT comments on application to APA for massive expansion of NYCO mines in Lewis, New York

June 18, 2014: Group letter in support of Lifton-O’Mara legislation to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species

June 9, 2014: PROTECT and other groups urge NYS Assembly to block action on reclassification of Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) to enable widespread use in off-road areas

June 6, 2014: PROTECT issues Memorandum of Opposition to NYS Assembly bill to reclassify Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) to enable widespread use in off-road areas

May 30, 2014: PROTECT and other groups submit public comments on state’s proposals for mining the Forest Preserve approved in November 2013 Constitutional Amendment

May 19, 2014: PROTECT Memo of Support for State Legislation to Prohibit Transports of Aquatic Invasive Species in New York

April 10, 2014: PROTECT public comments on Hurricane Mountain Historic Area UMP

April 9, 2014: PROTECT and other groups challenge state plans for approval of mining exploration on the Forest Preserve approved in Constitutional Amendment

March 26, 2014 PROTECT submits comments to NYS APA on proposed 120-room Lake George Marriott Hotel

February 24, 2014 PROTECT calls on Cuomo Administration and NYSDEC to adopt 5 point plan to control Aquatic Invasive Species

February 19, 2014 PROTECT submits comments on the draft 18,000-acre Kushaqua Conservation Easement Recreational Management Plan

January 31, 2014 PROTECT finds DEC draft regulations for boat launches and fishing access sites are a weak response to New York’s aquatic invasive species scourge

January 17, 2014 PROTECT and other groups file comments with NYS DEC urging them to comply with state laws in implementation of NYCO Constitutional Amendment

January 13, 2014 PROTECT and other groups file comments on FCC rules for exempting co-location of facilities for cell towers from local review

December 27, 2013 PROTECT and other groups submit public comments to the APA detailing concerns about changes to state law, regulations and policies as part of the Finch lands classification

December 11, 2013 PROTECT public comment letter on APA staff Preferred Alternative for classification for former Finch lands

December 6, 2013 PROTECT submits comment letter opposing U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s proposed rule to delist the gray wolf from Endangered Species Act protections

August 30, 2013 PROTECT and other groups submit letter to APA on process for classification of former Finch lands

July 18, 2013 PROTECT comments on APA Forest Preserve Classification Public Hearing

May 3, 2013 PROTECT submits Memo of Opposition to State Senate bill for second passage of Constitutional Amendment to provide Forest Preserve lands to a mining company

April 25, 2013 PROTECT calls upon the APA to include new Hudson Headwaters Wilderness Area as an official alternative during upcoming Forest Preserve classification public hearings

April 23, 2013 PROTECT opposes new legislation to create poorly conceived Transferrable Development Rights program in the Adirondack Park and change statutory permit filings requirements

April 23, 2013 PROTECT Memo of Opposition to APA TDR-Permit Filing Reform Bill

April 10, 2013 Group letter about inadequacies of revised APA SEQRA Negative Declaration for new General Permit to streamline clearcutting

March 14, 2013 PROTECT urges denial of long seawall on state lands around the Sacandaga Reservoir

March 13, 2013 PROTECT urges APA and DEC to undertake assessment of no “material increase” for roads on the Forest Preserve

March 12, 2013 PROTECT comments to NYSDEC Regions 5 and 6 Open Space Advisory Committees

March 1, 2013 PROTECT urges Governor Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Martens not to open the Forest Preserve to ATVs

February 12, 2013 PROTECT and other groups submit letter urging the APA to delay action on a controversial draft General Permit to relax rules for clearcutting

February 8, 2013 Critique of SEQRA Negative Declaration and EAF issues by the APA in support of new General Permit to ease rules for forestland clearcutting by Caffry & Flower law firm on behalf of PROTECT

January 27, 2013 PROTECT asks DEC and APA to investigate wetlands and storm water pollution violations on new community connector snowmobile trail through the Moose River Plains

January 8, 2013 PROTECT writes the APA about the many incomplete assessments, studies, and inventories scheduled in various UMPs

January 7, 2013 PROTECT and four other Adirondack and regional environmental groups call upon Governor Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Martens to support Lake George to create new mandatory boat inspection and decontamination program to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species

January 3, 2013 PROTECT comments to APA and DEC about new community connector class II snowmobile trail building

December 10, 2012 PROTECT public comment on APA Draft General Permit for Clearcutting in the Adirondack Park

November 15, 2012 PROTECT comments on classification of TNC-Finch lands and associated map