Protect the Adirondacks works across the Adirondack Park through advocacy, grassroots organizing, public education, legal action, scientific water quality monitoring, and research to gain new protections for the Adirondack Park and defend the public Forest Preserve.

Members are the backbone of PROTECT. By joining PROTECT you add your voice with many others in working to save the Adirondack Park. Your contributions help sustain all of PROTECT’s vital work.

Click here to read about our successes in the last few years.

We protected the Forever Wild clause in the NYS Constitution.

We’ve managed a long-term water quality monitoring program that provided the evidence about road salt pollution.

We publish major research such as The Adirondack Park and Rural America: Population and Economic Trends 1970-2010.

Our field investigations uncovered management abuses on the public Forest Preserve.

We advocate against road salt pollution, in support of legislation such as anti-wildlife killing contests, and budget issues to support Adirondack Park priorities.

We helped to uncover a cover-up about a wild wolf that wandered into NYS and did not enjoy protections under the state and federal Endangered Species Act as it was mistakenly identified as a coyote and shot. Our state environmental agency refused to acknowledge that this animal was a wild wolf for 18 months.

The Park Report is a quarterly newsletter that provides current and in-depth information about the most pressing issues in the Adirondack Park.

We publish an Annual Report each fall.

Action Alerts inform members about when to act on critical issues do that your time and energy are put to the best use.

The PROTECT website is a key information source. Here, members get sound opinion and research in the Adirondack Issues Blog.

Members are invited each year to an annual membership meeting as well as other informational events or recreational events outdoors.

There are other ways for members to get involved with research or helping to organize events.

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To join or renew your membership now click here.