24 03, 2023

Public comments needed to make the Adirondack Park Agency comply with state laws to protect the Forest Preserve

2023-03-29T13:41:13-04:00March 24, 2023|

We need you to write a public comment to help stop state agencies from expanding roads for motor vehicles on the Forest Preserve! The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) [...]

15 03, 2023

NYSDEC now admits that the Cooperstown Wolf was a wild wolf

2023-03-15T07:17:50-04:00March 15, 2023|

After a large 85-pound canid was shot by a hunter in Otsego County in December 2021, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that the animal was a coyote.  Despite possessing wolf-like size and physical [...]

8 03, 2023

Adirondack Park Agency loses in State Supreme Court in Warren County on permit authorizing chemical treatment of Eurasian Watermilfoil on Lake George

2023-03-08T07:22:48-05:00March 8, 2023|

On Friday, March 3, 2023, the Supreme Court in Warren County (Muller, J.) annulled a permit issued by the Adirondack Park Agency for the use of ProcellaCOR on Lake George. The Court issued the decision [...]

2 03, 2023

Court strikes down Adirondack Park Agency permit for major expansion of marina on Lower Saranac Lake

2023-03-02T14:59:49-05:00March 2, 2023|

Appellate Division, Third Department, strikes down Lower Saranac Lake Marina permit Court emphasizes importance of carrying capacity studies of Adirondack lakes and criticizes State agencies for failing to conduct studies. The Appellate Division, Third Department [...]

1 03, 2023

Adirondack Park Environmental Lobby Day 2023 was a big success

2023-03-02T06:20:06-05:00March 1, 2023|

Over 50 Legislative leaders were lobbied on February 28th by a coalition of organizations and activists on the 2023 priorities for the Adirondack Park!   Adirondack Park Environmental Lobby Day 2023 was held on February 28th at [...]

27 02, 2023

PROTECT supports anti-wildlife hunting contest legislation

2023-02-27T08:25:47-05:00February 27, 2023|

This year, Protect the Adirondacks is working with a number of other groups to support legislation banning wildlife killing contests. New legislation, introduced by State Assembly Environmental Conservation Chair Deborah Glick and State Senator Timothy [...]

15 02, 2023

Did Covid reshape Adirondack and New York State school district enrollments?

2023-02-17T07:00:08-05:00February 15, 2023|

The answer appears to be not so much. School district enrollment trends in New York State have been consistent for the last few decades, and an assessment of enrollment numbers over the last five years [...]

11 02, 2023

Public comments are needed to improve transparency and accountability for trail work on the public Forest Preserve

2023-03-03T14:49:25-05:00February 11, 2023|

Action Alert: Submit a Public Comment by February 27th and help protect the Forest Preserve. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding a public comment period on a new draft Commissioner’s Policy on Forest [...]

1 02, 2023

Claudia Braymer, an environmental attorney, named as the new Deputy Director of Protect the Adirondacks

2023-02-02T11:00:37-05:00February 1, 2023|

Protect the Adirondacks is pleased to announce that Claudia Braymer, an environmental attorney and local government official from Glens Falls, New York, is joining the organization as its new Deputy Director. Braymer is an attorney [...]

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