30 01, 2023

PROTECT challenges DEC’s road rebuilding in a Wilderness Area

2023-01-30T10:40:24-05:00January 30, 2023|

On January 20, 2023, Protect the Adirondacks filed a lawsuit challenging the reconstruction by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) of a previously closed and reclaimed road in the High Peaks Wilderness Complex. DEC’s road [...]

26 01, 2023

PROTECT and other organizations lay out Adirondack Park priorities for 2023-24 state budget

2023-01-26T11:07:42-05:00January 26, 2023|

A number of organizations (listed at the end) coalesced around a set of priorities for the Adirondack Park in the 2023-24 New York State budget. This coalition believes that the Adirondack Park faces unprecedented challenges stemming [...]

24 01, 2023

Sign up for Adirondack Park Environmental Lobby Day on Tuesday February 28th

2023-01-26T13:45:15-05:00January 24, 2023|

We need you to come and help lobby Legislators to defend and protect the Adirondack Park! Sign up to join  Adirondack Park Environmental Lobby Day on Tuesday February 28, 2022 at the State Capital in Albany, NY. [...]

17 01, 2023

DEC and APA keep unconstitutional trails open in defiance of court decisions

2023-01-20T10:35:29-05:00January 17, 2023|

It’s been nearly two years since the New York Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court, ruled that extra-wide Class II Community Connector Snowmobile Trails designed, approved, and constructed by the Department of Environmental Conservation [...]

31 12, 2022

2022 was a busy year with many challenges for the Adirondack Park and Protect the Adirondacks

2022-12-31T15:24:08-05:00December 31, 2022|

2022 was a full and challenging year, which kept us working week-in and week-out, all through the year. Protect the Adirondacks was active in all corners of The Adirondack Park, advocating for stronger protections for [...]

20 12, 2022

Read our 2021-2022 Annual Report for an update on major issues facing the Adirondack Park

2022-12-20T06:17:40-05:00December 20, 2022|

Protect the Adirondacks published our 2021-2022 Annual Report. Click here to read it. This report provides an overview of the major issues facing the Adirondack Park over the past year. Click here to support our [...]

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 [...]

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