11 01, 2022

First Major Test at Adirondack Park Agency for Governor Hochul and Chairman Ernst

2022-01-11T16:47:23-05:00January 11, 2022|

Will the new boss be the same as the old boss? We’ll know the answer to this question when the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) meets on January 13-14th. On its agenda is a draft permit [...]

7 01, 2022

Adirondack Park Agency releases draft permit for controversial new granite mine in White Lake; Help call for an official adjudicatory public hearing

2022-01-13T14:08:31-05:00January 7, 2022|

APA Board to vote on this project at its January 13th meeting A huge number of public comments requested a formal adjudicatory public hearing for the project, but the APA has refused to hold any adjudicatory public [...]

5 01, 2022

Governor Hochul touts new investments in Adirondack Park and Forest Preserve stewardship as part of 2022 NYS State of the State address

2022-01-05T15:31:57-05:00January 5, 2022|

Governor Kathy Hochul touted new investments in the Adirondack Park and Forest Preserve as part of the 2022 NYS State of the State address that she made in Albany today. In front of a lightly [...]

23 12, 2021

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation organizes a new working group for Forest Preserve trails stewardship

2021-12-23T20:11:40-05:00December 23, 2021|

Protect the Adirondacks has been named to a new working group to help state agencies reform Forest Preserve trails management The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has organized a working group to assist the department [...]

22 12, 2021

New 120-unit luxury housing development proposed in the Adirondacks in the Town of Jay, Essex County

2021-12-22T15:59:29-05:00December 22, 2021|

Protect the Adirondacks has a number of concerns about the proposed new project submitted to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) in the Town of Jay in Essex County by Eric Stackman, a land developer from Miami, [...]

10 12, 2021

New opportunity for water quality monitoring of lakes and ponds in the Lake Champlain watershed area of the Adirondack Park

2021-12-10T15:51:07-05:00December 10, 2021|

The Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) recently announced that it has been awarded a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program to expand the Adirondack Lake Assessment Program (ALAP) and further safeguard waterbodies [...]

8 12, 2021

NYSDEC’s Management Fiasco in the High Peaks Wilderness Area

2021-12-09T08:38:24-05:00December 8, 2021|

A very strange thing happened this fall in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) worked for weeks in 2021 with heavy machinery to rebuild an old logging road in the [...]

29 11, 2021

State Agencies need to comply with historic forever wild decision

2021-11-29T18:00:45-05:00November 29, 2021|

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency need to comply with the forever wild decision and close illegal trails and restore damaged areas In a landmark decision, the New York Court of [...]

14 10, 2021

The Adirondack Park Agency Must Reform and Embrace Transparency

2021-10-14T18:35:00-04:00October 14, 2021|

Recently, we saw news that Governor Kathy Hochul has instructed state agencies to develop and submit plans for greater transparency. As we wrote in a related piece, this is good news and welcome news. Protect [...]

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