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Lame, Tired, And Wrong Blame-The-Park Editorializing Persists

In the Adirondacks, I thought we had moved beyond weak economic and social analysis that blames the Park for all of the problems and challenges facing Adirondack communities. I thought that many in the Adirondacks [...]

2022-11-28T19:04:32-05:00November 28, 2022|

Protect the Adirondacks is seeking a Deputy Director

Protect the Adirondacks is seeking a Deputy Director to help manage an array of conservation and advocacy programs designed to preserve or strengthen protections for the six-million-acre Adirondack Park in northern New York. The Deputy [...]

2022-11-21T10:09:03-05:00November 21, 2022|

PROTECT files an Amicus Brief in Jorling v. Adirondack Park Agency over expansion of commercial marina on Lower Saranac Lake

On November 3, 2022, the Appellate Division, Third Department, granted a motion by Protect the Adirondacks to file an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in Jorling v. Adirondack Park Agency.  The case was [...]

2022-11-18T13:39:10-05:00November 18, 2022|

DEC illegally rebuilt a mile of road in the High Peaks Wilderness Area and the APA swept it under the rug

A year ago, we exposed to the public to a weird incident where the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) had worked for two years to tear apart abandoned logging roads on newly purchased lands at [...]

2022-11-17T11:24:47-05:00November 17, 2022|

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

2022-11-02T06:53:29-04:00October 27, 2022|

Important NYSDEC Forest Preserve Management Reforms are Underway, Part 2

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 [...]

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

Important NYSDEC Forest Preserve Management Reforms are Underway, Part 1

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 [...]

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