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 [...]

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

2023-02-26T11:20:58-05:00January 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 [...]

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