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After independent DNA studies, NYSDEC reverses course and says Cooperstown wolf was a wolf

On September 21, 2022, after a second independent DNA study confirmed that the wolf killed outside of Cooperstown, New York, was really a wolf, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reversed course and announced [...]

2022-09-26T13:02:47-04:00September 26, 2022|

PROTECT joins with 37 other groups to call on NYSDEC to protect wolves in New York State

The plot thickens around the killing of an 85-pound wolf near Cooperstown in December of 2021 and the response by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Under state and federal law, a wolf that wanders into New [...]

2022-09-26T07:07:27-04:00September 19, 2022|

Protect the Adirondacks applauds Inflation Reduction Act, landmark climate change legislation

President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on August 16, 2022. The U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act on August 7, 2022 and the U.S. House of Representatives passed it on [...]

2022-08-16T16:19:52-04:00August 16, 2022|

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 of its mountaintop mine 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 [...]

2022-08-16T12:44:16-04:00July 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|
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