28 11, 2022

Lame, Tired, And Wrong Blame-The-Park Editorializing Persists

2022-11-28T19:04:32-05:00November 28, 2022|

In the Adirondacks, I thought we had moved beyond weak economic and social analysis that blames the Park for all of the problems and challenges facing Adirondack communities. I thought that many in the Adirondacks [...]

21 11, 2022

Protect the Adirondacks is seeking a Deputy Director

2022-11-21T10:09:03-05:00November 21, 2022|

Protect the Adirondacks is seeking a Deputy Director to help manage an array of conservation and advocacy programs designed to preserve or strengthen protections for the six-million-acre Adirondack Park in northern New York. The Deputy [...]

18 11, 2022

PROTECT files an Amicus Brief in Jorling v. Adirondack Park Agency over expansion of commercial marina on Lower Saranac Lake

2022-11-18T13:39:10-05:00November 18, 2022|

On November 3, 2022, the Appellate Division, Third Department, granted a motion by Protect the Adirondacks to file an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in Jorling v. Adirondack Park Agency.  The case was [...]

17 11, 2022

DEC illegally rebuilt a mile of road in the High Peaks Wilderness Area and the APA swept it under the rug

2022-11-17T11:24:47-05:00November 17, 2022|

A year ago, we exposed to the public to a weird incident where the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) had worked for two years to tear apart abandoned logging roads on newly purchased lands at [...]

11 11, 2022

Clean Air, Clean Water, Green Jobs Bond Act Won Big on Election Day

2022-11-11T15:24:56-05:00November 11, 2022|

The most popular thing on the ballot on Election Day in New York State was helping to protect the environment and fighting climate change. Turns out that protecting the environment and fighting against climate change [...]

1 11, 2022

PROTECT calls on the Adirondack Park Agency to comply with the New York Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

2022-11-01T11:12:16-04:00November 1, 2022|

The APA has failed to comply with the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) in its current review of a 120-unit luxury housing and resort development in Jay by failing to assess the project’s [...]

27 10, 2022

Vote Yes on Proposal 1 for the Clean Air, Clean Water, Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act

2022-11-19T07:41:45-05:00October 27, 2022|

Vote Yes on Tuesday November 8, 2022 and support the $4.2 billion Clean Air, Clean Water, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act!  Vote Yes on Proposal 1! On November 8, 2022, New Yorkers will be [...]

27 10, 2022

PROTECT honors Elizabeth Thorndike and Peter S. Paine, Jr. with the Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award in 2022

2022-11-02T06:53:29-04:00October 27, 2022|

Protect the Adirondacks was pleased to honor Elizabeth Thorndike and Peter S. Paine, Jr. with the Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award, the organization’s highest honor. Howard Zahniser was a towering figure in American conservation history who relentlessly [...]

13 10, 2022

Important NYSDEC Forest Preserve Management Reforms are Underway, Part 2

2022-10-13T15:07:46-04:00October 13, 2022|

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for development of a “Visitor Use Management” Plan for the Central High Peaks Wilderness Area in the Adirondack Park and the Kaaterskill [...]

4 10, 2022

Important NYSDEC Forest Preserve Management Reforms are Underway, Part 1

2022-10-04T18:53:10-04:00October 4, 2022|

2022 may end up as the year where some of the most important reforms in Forest Preserve management were started, both in practice and in theory. Forest Preserve management reform has been a long time [...]

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