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DNA analysis confirms that a gray wolf was killed in central New York

In December 2021, a hunter outside of Cooperstown, New York, shot what he believed was a really big coyote. He posted pictures on social media about his prize. These pictures circulated among the hunting community, [...]

2022-08-10T15:55:06-04:00August 10, 2022|

Protect the Adirondacks names Chris Amato as Conservation Director and Counsel

Chris Amato brings long career as attorney in service with the Adirondack Park Agency, Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of New York Attorney General, EarthJustice, and the NYS Legislature Protect the Adirondacks is pleased to [...]

2022-08-02T07:20:08-04:00August 2, 2022|

Barton Mines seeks major expansion on the edge of the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area

The only mountaintop open pit pine in the Adirondacks is planning a major expansion that is currently under review by the Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation Barton Mines is planning a wide [...]

2022-07-31T12:01:07-04:00July 31, 2022|

Public comments needed to stop Adirondack Park Agency from expanding the mileage of roads on the Forest Preserve

We need your help to write a public comment to help stop state agencies from expanding roads for motor vehicles on the Forest Preserve! The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the Department of Environmental Conservation [...]

2022-07-06T20:58:18-04:00July 5, 2022|

Annual Meeting on July 16, 2022 at John Brown Farm in Lake Placid

Join with the Board of Directors and Staff of Protect the Adirondacks at the 2022 Annual Members meeting in Lake Placid. The annual meeting of the membership of Protect the Adirondacks this year is being [...]

2022-07-15T09:01:48-04:00June 15, 2022|

The meaning of the 2021 New York Constitution Article 14 “forever wild” decision

Recent pieces in the Adirondack Explorer (see here and here) have attempted to assess the implications of the decision by New York State’s highest court in Protect the Adirondacks v Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack [...]

2022-06-15T06:39:37-04:00June 6, 2022|

Public comments are needed for NYS Climate Action Council draft scoping plan

Protect the Adirondacks has reviewed the 861-page Draft Scoping Plan (“Plan”) of the NYS Climate Action Council (NYSCAC), released in December 2021. The Draft Scoping Plan is a “framework for how the State will reduce [...]

2022-07-04T11:00:04-04:00April 9, 2022|

Forests and Carbon: Why we need to preserve New York’s intact forests and plant new forests

Forests are vital for carbon sequestration and long-term storage. According to the US Forest Service, U.S. forests sequester 866 million tons of carbon a year, which is roughly 16% of the US annual emissions. This [...]

2022-04-14T10:01:52-04:00April 8, 2022|

It’s time to work out a Cathead Mountain Constitutional Amendment

Hamilton County has been trying to expand its emergency communications network for years. The county has dead spots for not only cell service but for its emergency communications system too, especially in the southern part [...]

2022-04-10T09:33:04-04:00April 6, 2022|
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