9 05, 2021

Time for NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Cuomo Administration to Get on the Right Side of Forever Wild

2021-05-09T08:26:09-04:00May 9, 2021|

New York's Highest Court strikes down Cuomo Administration and Department of Environmental Conservation plans to build 300 miles of controversial wide snowmobile trails in the Adirondack Forest Preserve The forever wild protection of the public [...]

4 05, 2021

Victory: New York’s Highest Court Rules in Favor of Protect the Adirondacks, Finds Cuomo Administration Violated Forever Wild Clause of State Constitution

2021-05-04T20:01:05-04:00May 4, 2021|

The Cuomo Administration’s plan to expand motorized use on the public Forest Preserve in the Adirondacks by building hundreds of miles of wide Class II snowmobile trails was ruled unconstitutional by the state’s highest court. [...]

5 04, 2021

Thoughts on Adirondack Population Recruitment Strategies

2021-05-07T15:30:57-04:00April 5, 2021|

Recruitment of new people to live in Adirondack communities is all the buzz. It’s a central focus of the Common Ground Alliance, which contracted for a plan of action for communities with ambitions to recruit [...]

24 03, 2021

Oral Arguments at the Court of Appeals was the Last Stop in PROTECT’s 8-Year Legal Fight to Defend Forever Wild

2021-04-25T12:00:42-04:00March 24, 2021|

Oral arguments were made on March 23, 2021 at the New York Court of Appeals in lawsuit by Protect the Adirondacks against the Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency over alleged heavy tree [...]

14 03, 2021

New York State Assembly and State Senate Release Budgets with Big News for Adirondack Park

2021-03-14T16:32:03-04:00March 14, 2021|

The New York State Assembly hit a home run in its fiscal year 2021-22 New York State budget with the historic increase of the Environmental Protection Fund. The New York State Senate hit one out of [...]

12 03, 2021

Thoughts on the High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Committee final report

2021-03-12T11:16:25-05:00March 12, 2021|

New High Peaks Advisory Group report calls for broad, long-term reforms of Forest Preserve management. The eagerly awaited final report of the High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group (HPAG) is out. It was worth the [...]

8 03, 2021

Adirondack Park Agency Large-scale Subdivision Application process fails its first test

2021-03-08T17:04:47-05:00March 8, 2021|

The APA gets low marks for its inability to meaningfully improve or change a 34-lot subdivision in the southern Adirondacks. After 2-year review, the project is barely changed from the original submission. A proposed 34-lot [...]

1 03, 2021

Conservation Development Design standards are badly needed for major subdivisions regulated by the Adirondack Park Agency

2021-03-04T15:10:02-05:00March 1, 2021|

Current Legislation in the State Assembly and State Senate seeks to reform the APA Act to protect open space and prevent forest and habitat fragmentation. This would be the most important revision of the APA [...]

18 02, 2021

PROTECT supports removal of the dilapidated Debar Lodge and the ecological restoration of the site

2021-03-01T14:15:22-05:00February 18, 2021|

The State of New York Proposes a new 41-acre "Day Use Area" at Debar Lodge and Debar Pond, while supporters of keeping the dilapidated complex of buildings seek an Article 14 amendment for 6 acres [...]

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