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May 25th daily COVID19 report in the New York: 2,516 confirmed cases in Adirondack Park counties, 28,747 in Upstate NY, and 362,764 in NYS

Updated May 25, 2020, 1:30 PM:  Since the state's first documented case on March 1st, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread throughout New York State. As of state reporting through May 24th there were 362,764 confirmed cases [...]

2020-05-25T13:57:11-04:00March 14, 2020|

Members: Sign up for “Online Action Briefings” about our work to protect the wild Adirondacks and sign up for a paperless membership!

This spring, as New York and many other places are shut down with stay-at-home directives due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Protect the Adirondacks is working to keep our members up to date on our activities. [...]

2020-04-28T16:51:34-04:00April 27, 2020|

New developments on the fates of defunct rail lines in the central Adirondacks; PROTECT calls for abandonment of these railroads

Protect the Adirondacks continues to support the adverse abandonment application with the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB), filed by the NYS Attorney General’s Office on behalf of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), regarding the [...]

2020-04-25T16:19:54-04:00April 25, 2020|

Public comment period on new Remsen – Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan Amendment runs until April 20, 2020

The Adirondack Park Agency is accepting comments on an amendment to the Remsen - Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan (UMP) Amendment. This APA is taking comments until April 20, 2020, though given the [...]

2020-04-09T17:34:26-04:00April 7, 2020|

State budget addresses some environmental needs and challenges, while New York defers action on other Adirondacks priorities

In the first few days of April, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature crafted a new 2020-21 state budget in the midst of the greatest public health emergency in 100 years. In [...]

2020-04-13T12:11:15-04:00April 7, 2020|

During COVID-19 pandemic hike locally in New York State; don’t travel to hike in the Adirondacks

On Sunday evening, March 22, 2020, the State of New York began its official "pause" of most commercial and public activities in an attempt to halt the spread of COVID-19. Under the Governor's executive order, [...]

2020-04-08T14:07:27-04:00March 26, 2020|

An agenda to reform the management of the High Peaks Wilderness Area and associated adjacent Wilderness areas

The 275,000-acre High Peaks Wilderness is New York's premier wilderness area. The High Peaks Wilderness is the 3rd largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River. Public use has rocketed in recent years due to [...]

2020-04-08T14:07:58-04:00March 9, 2020|

State agencies act to facilitate unlimited public use in the High Peaks Wilderness and defer active management

It seems pretty clear at this point that the state agencies that manage the High Peaks Wilderness Area, and adjacent Wilderness areas, are not interested in limiting public use. The state is investing in new [...]

2020-02-28T13:32:35-05:00February 28, 2020|

Adirondack Park Environmental Lobby Day was a big success in advocating green protections

On Monday, February 10th, a coalition of Adirondack environmental groups organized the first Adirondack Park Environmental Lobby Day at the State Capitol in Albany. The groups included Protect the Adirondacks, Adirondack Wild, Adirondack Mountain Club, [...]

2020-04-09T12:04:06-04:00February 15, 2020|

Protect the Adirondacks testified at state hearings and provided analysis on new 2020-21 New York State budget

Protect the Adirondacks has reviewed Governor Cuomo's draft 2020-2021 budget for the State of New York and provides the following comments. Restore Mother Nature Bond Act The Governor proposes a new $3 billion bond act [...]

2020-04-09T12:05:17-04:00January 30, 2020|
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