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27 04, 2020

Members: Sign up for “Online Action Briefings” about our work to protect the wild Adirondacks and sign up for a paperless membership!

2020-04-28T16:51:34-04:00April 27, 2020|

This spring, as New York and many other places are shut down with stay-at-home directives due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Protect the Adirondacks is working to keep our members up to date on our activities. [...]

25 04, 2020

New developments on the fates of defunct rail lines in the central Adirondacks; PROTECT calls for abandonment of these railroads

2020-04-25T16:19:54-04:00April 25, 2020|

Protect the Adirondacks continues to support the adverse abandonment application with the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB), filed by the NYS Attorney General’s Office on behalf of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), regarding the [...]

7 04, 2020

Public comment period on new Remsen – Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan Amendment runs until April 20, 2020

2020-04-09T17:34:26-04:00April 7, 2020|

The Adirondack Park Agency is accepting comments on an amendment to the Remsen - Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan (UMP) Amendment. This APA is taking comments until April 20, 2020, though given the [...]

7 04, 2020

State budget addresses some environmental needs and challenges, while New York defers action on other Adirondacks priorities

2020-04-13T12:11:15-04:00April 7, 2020|

In the first few days of April, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature crafted a new 2020-21 state budget in the midst of the greatest public health emergency in 100 years. In [...]

26 03, 2020

During COVID-19 pandemic hike locally in New York State; don’t travel to hike in the Adirondacks

2020-04-08T14:07:27-04:00March 26, 2020|

On Sunday evening, March 22, 2020, the State of New York began its official "pause" of most commercial and public activities in an attempt to halt the spread of COVID-19. Under the Governor's executive order, [...]

14 03, 2020

May 25th daily COVID19 report in the New York: 2,516 confirmed cases in Adirondack Park counties, 28,747 in Upstate NY, and 362,764 in NYS

2020-05-25T13:57:11-04:00March 14, 2020|

Updated May 25, 2020, 1:30 PM:  Since the state's first documented case on March 1st, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread throughout New York State. As of state reporting through May 24th there were 362,764 confirmed cases [...]

9 03, 2020

An agenda to reform the management of the High Peaks Wilderness Area and associated adjacent Wilderness areas

2020-04-08T14:07:58-04:00March 9, 2020|

The 275,000-acre High Peaks Wilderness is New York's premier wilderness area. The High Peaks Wilderness is the 3rd largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River. Public use has rocketed in recent years due to [...]

28 02, 2020

State agencies act to facilitate unlimited public use in the High Peaks Wilderness and defer active management

2020-02-28T13:32:35-05:00February 28, 2020|

It seems pretty clear at this point that the state agencies that manage the High Peaks Wilderness Area, and adjacent Wilderness areas, are not interested in limiting public use. The state is investing in new [...]

30 01, 2020

Protect the Adirondacks testified at state hearings and provided analysis on new 2020-21 New York State budget

2020-04-09T12:05:17-04:00January 30, 2020|

Protect the Adirondacks has reviewed Governor Cuomo's draft 2020-2021 budget for the State of New York and provides the following comments. Restore Mother Nature Bond Act The Governor proposes a new $3 billion bond act [...]

28 01, 2020

New York State sees net drop in school enrollments 2011-2019

2020-04-09T12:11:35-04:00January 28, 2020|

Student enrollment in public schools is falling in every county in New York outside of New York City, except for one. School enrollments in 57 of New York's 63 counties from Suffolk to Erie, Orange [...]

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