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Adirondack Park Agency releases draft permit for controversial new granite mine in White Lake; Help call for an official adjudicatory public hearing

APA Board to vote on this project at its January 13th meeting A huge number of public comments requested a formal adjudicatory public hearing for the project, but the APA has refused to hold any adjudicatory public [...]

2022-01-13T14:08:31-05:00January 7, 2022|

Governor Hochul touts new investments in Adirondack Park and Forest Preserve stewardship as part of 2022 NYS State of the State address

Governor Kathy Hochul touted new investments in the Adirondack Park and Forest Preserve as part of the 2022 NYS State of the State address that she made in Albany today. In front of a lightly [...]

2022-01-05T15:31:57-05:00January 5, 2022|

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation organizes a new working group for Forest Preserve trails stewardship

Protect the Adirondacks has been named to a new working group to help state agencies reform Forest Preserve trails management The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has organized a working group to assist the department [...]

2021-12-23T20:11:40-05:00December 23, 2021|

New 120-unit luxury housing development proposed in the Adirondacks in the Town of Jay, Essex County

Protect the Adirondacks has a number of concerns about the proposed new project submitted to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) in the Town of Jay in Essex County by Eric Stackman, a land developer from Miami, [...]

2021-12-22T15:59:29-05:00December 22, 2021|

New opportunity for water quality monitoring of lakes and ponds in the Lake Champlain watershed area of the Adirondack Park

The Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) recently announced that it has been awarded a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program to expand the Adirondack Lake Assessment Program (ALAP) and further safeguard waterbodies [...]

2021-12-10T15:51:07-05:00December 10, 2021|

NYSDEC’s Management Fiasco in the High Peaks Wilderness Area

A very strange thing happened this fall in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) worked for weeks in 2021 with heavy machinery to rebuild an old logging road in the [...]

2021-12-09T08:38:24-05:00December 8, 2021|

State Agencies need to comply with historic forever wild decision

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency need to comply with the forever wild decision and close illegal trails and restore damaged areas In a landmark decision, the New York Court of [...]

2021-11-29T18:00:45-05:00November 29, 2021|

The Adirondack Park Agency Must Reform and Embrace Transparency

Recently, we saw news that Governor Kathy Hochul has instructed state agencies to develop and submit plans for greater transparency. As we wrote in a related piece, this is good news and welcome news. Protect [...]

2021-10-14T18:35:00-04:00October 14, 2021|

The Department of Environmental Conservation Should Embrace Transparency

Last week, we saw news that Governor Kathy Hochul instructed state agencies to develop and submit plans for greater transparency. This is good news and welcome news. Over the past two decades, state agencies have restricted [...]

2021-10-02T13:58:10-04:00October 2, 2021|
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