11 11, 2022

Clean Air, Clean Water, Green Jobs Bond Act Won Big on Election Day

2022-11-11T15:24:56-05:00November 11, 2022|

The most popular thing on the ballot on Election Day in New York State was helping to protect the environment and fighting climate change. Turns out that protecting the environment and fighting against climate change [...]

1 11, 2022

PROTECT calls on the Adirondack Park Agency to comply with the New York Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

2022-11-01T11:12:16-04:00November 1, 2022|

The APA has failed to comply with the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) in its current review of a 120-unit luxury housing and resort development in Jay by failing to assess the project’s [...]

27 10, 2022

Vote Yes on Proposal 1 for the Clean Air, Clean Water, Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act

2022-11-19T07:41:45-05:00October 27, 2022|

Vote Yes on Tuesday November 8, 2022 and support the $4.2 billion Clean Air, Clean Water, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act!  Vote Yes on Proposal 1! On November 8, 2022, New Yorkers will be [...]

27 10, 2022

PROTECT honors Elizabeth Thorndike and Peter S. Paine, Jr. with the Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award in 2022

2022-12-31T13:27:33-05:00October 27, 2022|

Protect the Adirondacks was pleased to honor Elizabeth Thorndike and Peter S. Paine, Jr. with the Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award, the organization’s highest honor. Howard Zahniser was a towering figure in American conservation history who relentlessly [...]

13 10, 2022

Important NYSDEC Forest Preserve Management Reforms are Underway, Part 2

2022-10-13T15:07:46-04:00October 13, 2022|

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for development of a “Visitor Use Management” Plan for the Central High Peaks Wilderness Area in the Adirondack Park and the Kaaterskill [...]

4 10, 2022

Important NYSDEC Forest Preserve Management Reforms are Underway, Part 1

2022-10-04T18:53:10-04:00October 4, 2022|

2022 may end up as the year where some of the most important reforms in Forest Preserve management were started, both in practice and in theory. Forest Preserve management reform has been a long time [...]

26 09, 2022

After independent DNA studies, NYSDEC reverses course and says Cooperstown wolf was a wolf

2022-09-26T13:02:47-04:00September 26, 2022|

On September 21, 2022, after a second independent DNA study confirmed that the wolf killed outside of Cooperstown, New York, was really a wolf, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reversed course and announced [...]

19 09, 2022

PROTECT joins with 37 other groups to call on NYSDEC to protect wolves in New York State

2022-09-26T07:07:27-04:00September 19, 2022|

The plot thickens around the killing of an 85-pound wolf near Cooperstown in December of 2021 and the response by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Under state and federal law, a wolf that wanders into New [...]

16 08, 2022

Protect the Adirondacks applauds Inflation Reduction Act, landmark climate change legislation

2022-08-16T16:19:52-04:00August 16, 2022|

President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on August 16, 2022. The U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act on August 7, 2022 and the U.S. House of Representatives passed it on [...]

10 08, 2022

DNA analysis confirms that a gray wolf was killed in central New York

2022-08-10T15:55:06-04:00August 10, 2022|

In December 2021, a hunter outside of Cooperstown, New York, shot what he believed was a really big coyote. He posted pictures on social media about his prize. These pictures circulated among the hunting community, [...]

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