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NYSDEC now admits that the Cooperstown Wolf was a wild wolf

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

Adirondack Park Environmental Lobby Day 2023 was a big success

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 [...]

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

PROTECT supports anti-wildlife hunting contest legislation

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

PROTECT challenges DEC’s road rebuilding in a Wilderness Area

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 [...]

2023-01-30T10:40:24-05:00January 30, 2023|
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