21 11, 2023

Update on legal challenge to APA’s approval of new mine in lakeside residential community around White Lake in the western Adirondacks

2023-11-22T11:16:52-05:00November 21, 2023|

In April 2021, Red Rock Quarry Associates, LLC (Red Rock) submitted a permit application to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) seeking approval for a new major granite mining project on a 56-acre parcel of land [...]

20 11, 2023

Submit a public comment on the Adirondack Park Agency’s proposed Forest Preserve classifications

2023-12-01T07:22:05-05:00November 20, 2023|

The Adirondack Park Agency is accepting public comments on its proposed land classifications for 5,800 acres of newly purchased Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is seeking public comment [...]

14 08, 2023

Carrying Capacity study needed for the Saranac Chain of Lakes

2023-08-24T08:14:46-04:00August 14, 2023|

Assessing the carrying capacity of specific areas of the public Forest Preserve, especially lakes and ponds, has been a requirement of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan for decades. Despite the plain language of [...]

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 [...]

19 08, 2019

Protect the Adirondacks plans to cross-appeal Appellate Division, Third Department, decision on Article 14 lawsuit

2019-09-12T13:32:04-04:00August 19, 2019|

Protect the Adirondacks will defend the Appellate Division ruling that the State is appealing, which held that the amount of tree cutting by the State on the Forest Preserve violated Article 14, Section 1, and [...]

6 06, 2017

The Adirondack Lake Assessment Program, a long-term water quality monitoring program, celebrates 20 years in 2017

2022-03-28T12:43:29-04:00June 6, 2017|

The Adirondack Lake Assessment Program (ALAP) celebrates its 20th season this year monitoring the water quality of dozens of lakes and ponds across the Adirondacks. ALAP is a partnership between Protect the Adirondacks and the [...]

9 05, 2017

DEC Exploring Lodging and Dining Facilities at Boreas Ponds

2020-04-09T17:01:39-04:00May 9, 2017|

The Adirondack Park Agency has posted its agenda and materials for its meeting this week (May 11-12th) and there is no action scheduled for the classification of Boreas Ponds or any other Forest Preserve lands. [...]

10 03, 2017

State delays action on the classification of the Boreas Ponds as Governor Cuomo develops plans for extensive motorized access

2020-04-09T17:02:22-04:00March 10, 2017|

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) postponed action on the classification of the Boreas Ponds this month. The APA had planned to unveil its proposal for these lands in March and make a decision in April. [...]

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