28 02, 2024

Adirondack Park Lobby Day on February 26, 2024 was a big success!

2024-02-29T17:21:21-05:00February 28, 2024|

Thank you to the members and supporters of PROTECT and the 16 other Adirondack environmental organizations who filled the halls of the Capitol and the Legislative Office Building on February 26, 2024!  Our loud and [...]

27 02, 2024

PROTECT calls on Governor Kathy Hochul to conduct a nationwide search for new Commissioner of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

2024-02-27T10:25:30-05:00February 27, 2024|

The next DEC Commissioner should have experience managing a major environmental regulatory and land management agency and a history of upholding the rule of law. North Creek, NY. With the news that Basil Seggos, the [...]

17 02, 2024

PROTECT cheers new state conservation easements for Follensby Pond lands

2024-02-18T07:36:28-05:00February 17, 2024|

The Nature Conservancy announced that it has worked out two new conservation easements with the State of New York to protect for all time the 14,645-acre Follensby Pond tract. These easements will protect the world [...]

15 02, 2024

PROTECT argues White Lake Appeal against Adirondack Park Agency

2024-02-17T07:40:50-05:00February 15, 2024|

On Monday January 8, 2024, PROTECT Conservation Director and Counsel Christopher Amato argued an appeal of a trial court’s approval of the permitting by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) of a new mining operation in [...]

12 02, 2024

The Incredible Shrinking Adirondack Park Agency Board

2024-02-13T06:05:34-05:00February 12, 2024|

When the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) was created over 50 years ago, it was at the forefront of environmental protection and regional land use regulation and planning for the Adirondacks, New York State, and the [...]

8 02, 2024

PROTECT testifies on Adirondack Park spending priorities in 2024 New York Legislative environmental budget hearing

2024-02-13T13:59:16-05:00February 8, 2024|

February 2, 2024 Hon. Liz Krueger Chair, Senate Finance Committee New York State Senate 172 State Street, The Capitol, Room 416 Albany, NY 12247 Hon. Helene E. Weinstein Chair, Assembly Ways and Means Committee Legislative [...]

30 01, 2024

Join us for Adirondack Park Environmental Lobby Day on Monday February 26, 2024

2024-02-27T12:11:47-05:00January 30, 2024|

Join with PROTECT staff and other Adirondack organizations to advocate State Legislators in Albany for Adirondack Park-specific funding! If you are interested in participating in the Adirondack Park Lobby Day, register online using the registration [...]

28 01, 2024

Remembering Charlie Morrison (1928-2024), a founding member of Protect the Adirondacks

2024-01-29T16:35:41-05:00January 28, 2024|

Charlie Morrison was one of the founding Directors of Protect the Adirondacks. He was passionate about protecting the Adirondack Park and dedicated his career to environmental planning, management, and protection. He helped to guide the [...]

22 01, 2024

PROTECT monitors and researches massive mountaintop mining permit expansion by Barton Mines on Ruby Mountain in the central Adirondacks

2024-02-22T09:42:59-05:00January 22, 2024|

Protect the Adirondacks manages an active independent public oversight program for how state agencies and local governments manage the Adirondack Park. One part of this is monitoring major development projects that come before The Adirondack [...]

19 01, 2024

Article XIV, Section 1 of NYS Constitution has been amended 17 times since 1941

2024-01-19T14:09:02-05:00January 19, 2024|

The current 2023-24 New York State Legislative Session is seeing heightened action on possible constitutional amendments to Article 14, Section 1, of the New York Constitution, the famed Forever Wild clause. At this point, three [...]

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