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Help us raise $100,000 in our year-end membership challenge

Please help Protect the Adirondacks reach our $100,000 membership goal by the end of 2023. All contributions that we receive in November and December will be matched dollar for dollar until we reach $50,000 in [...]

2023-11-06T09:04:47-05:00November 6, 2023|

The Department of Environmental Conservation is failing to protect wolves in New York

There are wolves in New York State. But you would never know that from the way the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is acting. Wolves are listed as an endangered species under both federal and [...]

2023-10-31T07:25:41-04:00October 31, 2023|

Article 14 Lawsuit that ruled state agencies had violated the Forever Wild Clause of the NYS Constitution with plans to build a network of super-wide snowmobile trails is officially ended

State Supreme Court Judge affirms 2021 decision by the Court of Appeals against the Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency and orders payment of $32,000 to Protect the Adirondacks. This historic decision will [...]

2023-10-05T14:22:46-04:00October 5, 2023|

Forest Preserve Works Plans Policy is finalized, marking major reform in Forest Preserve management

Forest Preserve Work Plans Policy sets out major reforms in Forest Preserve management by the Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency New policy brings greater openness and transparency to Forest Preserve management New [...]

2023-12-26T14:07:01-05:00September 11, 2023|

Long-awaited Adirondack Road Salt Reduction Task Force report is released

New report makes the case for Adirondack highways winter snow and ice removal reforms The long-stalled Adirondack Road Salt Reduction Task Force report was issued just after Labor Day 2023. Protect the Adirondacks had urged [...]

2024-01-28T11:03:18-05:00September 9, 2023|

Tear down Debar Lodge and make Debar Pond into another Lake Lila

Protect the Adirondacks opposes legislation for an amendment to Article 14, Section 1, of the New York Constitution to remove six acres of public lands from the constitutionally protected Adirondack Forest Preserve. The affected lands [...]

2023-09-07T05:44:36-04:00September 7, 2023|

Protect the Adirondacks calls on Governor Hochul To Release Adirondack Road Salt Reduction Task Force Report

Long delayed and overdue report needs to be released before new 2023-24 winter and road salt season begins. Protect the Adirondacks today called for Governor Kathy Hochul to release the long stalled Adirondack Road Salt [...]

2023-09-04T07:08:22-04:00August 31, 2023|

We need your help to get messages to Governor Kathy Hochul to sign the Anti-Wildlife Killing Contests bill into law

Public calls and messages needed on bill that prohibits Wildlife Killing Contests In June 2023, the State Legislature passed legislation carried by Deborah Glick, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Conservation and by Senator Timothy [...]

2023-08-30T07:55:25-04:00August 29, 2023|

Appeal is filed to White Lake Granite Quarry permit, seeking to overturn lower court decision

In early 2022, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) issued a permit for the controversial new granite quarry mine in White Lake in the western Adirondack Park in the Town of Forestport, Oneida County. Area residents [...]

2023-09-04T12:10:08-04:00August 25, 2023|
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