New NYSDEC wide “multi-use” trail in the Catskill Forest Preserve raises serious constitutional issues

Protect the Adirondacks recently visited the proposed multi-use trail in the Sundown Wild Forest in the Catskill Park and a newly recconstructed adjoining trail in the Vernooy Kill State Forest outside the Park. This trail [...]

2021-09-15T12:55:06-04:00September 14, 2021|

Majority of school districts across New York State see declining enrollments 2010-2020

It’s back to school time in the Adirondacks and New York State. One of the things that always happens at this time is reports about school district enrollments year-over-year in a particular area. These stories [...]

2021-09-07T19:32:36-04:00September 7, 2021|

New model sustainable hiking trail on Mount Van Hoevenberg nears completion

This new trail is a model for the High Peaks Wilderness Area and the Forest Preserve In the late summer of 2019, Protect the Adirondacks visited the trail construction project on Mount Van Hoevenberg. Click [...]

2021-08-29T16:39:48-04:00August 29, 2021|

Adirondack Park environmental protection and community vitality priorities for new Governor Kathy Hochul

Protect the Adirondacks congratulates Kathy Hochul, of the Town of Hamburg in Erie County, on becoming the 57th Governor of the State of New York. She is the first female Governor in New York's history. [...]

2021-08-24T09:40:49-04:00August 23, 2021|

Save White Lake: Submit Your Public Comment to the Department of Environmental Conservation by September 17, 2021!

Public Comments Needed Today to Stop the White Lake Granite Quarry The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is taking public comments until September 17th for the new proposed granite quarry in White Lake, in the [...]

2021-08-24T14:22:28-04:00August 19, 2021|

2020 US Census: More than half of all U.S. Counties lost population 2010 to 2020

Among Adirondack Park leaders, blaming the Park, the Forest Preserve, environmental protections, and environmental groups, is fashionable. Population trends are often cited, along with things like school district trends, to substantiate this narrative. Hardly ever [...]

2021-08-17T12:11:54-04:00August 17, 2021|

Sun Community News gets it right in criticism of secret deal making by state agencies and local governments

Adirondack Park management and policymaking would benefit enormously from openness and transparency In its August 12, 2021 edition the Sun Community News ran the editorial below. The embers of a court case disallowing Class II [...]

2021-08-14T19:50:42-04:00August 14, 2021|

US Census: Saratoga, Hamilton and Warren Counties all post 2020 population gains in first release of new data

The US Census released its first cut at the 2020 decennial census last week. This data is limited, delivered for the purpose of redistricting for statewide and federal elected representatives. Much more detailed data will be [...]

2021-08-17T12:03:36-04:00August 12, 2021|

Protect the Adirondacks rebuts false claims and distortions by Adirondack local government leader about recent historic forever wild court decision

12 Ways That Indian Lake Town Supervisor Brian Wells Gets The Historic Forever Wild Decision All Wrong In an op-ed run in the Albany Times Union on August 1, 2021, and in the Adirondack Almanack, [...]

2021-08-12T17:26:11-04:00August 6, 2021|

Long stretch of the South Branch of the Grasse River Protected as New York State buys 947 acres of Forest Preserve and 7,047 acres of Conservation Easements

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $4.3 MILLION ACQUISITION OF 8,000 ACRES TO PROTECT GRASS RIVER AND WORKING FORESTS IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY  Newly Acquired 947-Acre Forest Preserve Parcel and 7,047-Acre Conservation Easement Will Permanently Protect Water Quality, [...]

2021-08-29T20:23:22-04:00July 27, 2021|
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