DIALOGUE FOR THE WILD –
Featured Writers: Edward Zahniser and Pete Nelson
 

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Pete Nelson

When “Balance” Becomes Rhetoric

Pete Nelson has been a lover of the Adirondacks since his family discovered Blue Mountain Lake in 1954 and made it a family summer destination. As the years have passed, his love for unspoiled territory has changed his focus to wilder areas in the Central and Western Adirondacks and the High Peaks.

Pete recently purchased an Adirondack in-holding and writes about his adventures exploring it. Read Article

 


 

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Ed Zahniser

Adirondack Wilderness: Wild By Law, Not Administrative Whim

Ed Zahniser recently retired as the senior writer and editor with the National Park Service Publications Group in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. He writes and lectures frequently about wilderness, wildlands, and conservation history topics. He is the youngest child of Alice (b. 1918) and Howard Zahniser (1906–1964). Ed’s father was the principal author and chief lobbyist for the National Wilderness Preservation System Act of 1964. Ed edited his father’s Adirondack writings in Where Wilderness Preservation Began: Adirondack Writings of Howard Zahniser, and also edited Daisy Mavis Dalaba Allen’s Ranger Bowback: An Adirondack farmer: a memoir of Hillmount Farms (Bakers Mills). Read Article


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FIELD NOTES FROM THE PARTNERS

06/28/16 2016 Legislative Impact on the Adirondacks
The Daily Gazette in Schenectady opined recently that the latest post-budget legislative session in Albany was an essentially useless, squandered opportunity that didn’t accomplish much of importance to New Yorkers. In many areas, it may be true – much more could have been accomplished. Selectively speaking though, there were some accomplishments and compromises which took significant leadership.
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06/08/16 The State Forest Preserve’s Camp Gabriels
Legislation in the form of a constitutional amendment has been introduced in Albany this session which would “convey certain Forest Preserve that was never intended to be included in the Forest Preserve.”  That land is the 92-acre former Camp Gabriels prison in the Town of Brighton, formerly part of Paul Smith’s College, and before that a tubercular sanitarium.
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‘Forever Wild’, Article XIV, NYS Constitution


06/06/16 Birding In The Rain On Hadley Mountain
Sunday’s Bird Walk at Hadley Mountain (a part of our Adirondack Forest Preserve near the Warren-Saratoga County line) was a wash-out. Linda Champagne, intrepid newsletter editor for the Hadley Firetower Committee, was the exception. As we walked up the trail a ways, the drumbeat of rain on our heads slowed, and the migratory birds breeding and raising young here could not help themselves. read more >
The Hadley Mountain fire tower in sunnier weather. Photo © Dave Gibson


05/15/16 DEC’s Essex Chain Double Standards
DEC Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos signed the Essex Chain of Lakes Primitive Area Unit Management Plan (UMP) in late March, and issued a Findings Statement required by law. The final UMP and the Findings do not appear to alter the basic management decisions ratified by the Adirondack Park Agency last November as being in compliance with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. read more >
Photo © Dave Gibson


05/04/16 Planting Trees Along The Hudson With YENN, Adirondack Wild, and Forest Rangers
“I never thought I’d be getting my hands dirty and planting trees in such a big forest,” said Jody last Saturday. She had joined others from the Youth Ed-Venture and Nature Network, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for a day of hard work along the Hudson River.
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NYS DEC Rangers being helped by YENN youth volunteers. Photo © Dave Gibson


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WILD ACTION NOW!
IN THE NEWS
06/23/16 • New commissioners named at Adirondack Park Agency read more >


IN THE NEWS
06/22/16 • Change to state constitution would allow municipalities to build utilities in Adirondacks without new amendment read more >


PRESS RELEASES
06/21/16 • Adirondack Wild congratulates the Governor’s APA appointments; thanks State Land chair Richard Booth read more >


IN THE NEWS
06/13/16 • Raquette Lake deal caught up in Albany deal read more >


IN THE NEWS
06/13/16 • Future of Camp Gabirels depends on amendment to NY constitution read more >


IN THE NEWS
06/13/16 • Bill To Reform How APA Handles Major Subdivisions Introduced read more >


COMMENTS
06/13/16 • Memorandum of Support, A. 10669 to strengthen land use development provisions in order to curtail rural sprawl in the Adirondack Park read more >


PRESS RELEASES
06/09/16 • Adirondack Groups Support Legislation to Reform read more >


PRESS RELEASES
05/19/16 • Adirondack Park Agency Board is Weakest in 45 years read more >


IN THE NEWS
05/18/16 • Dick Booth - Boreas Ponds Should Be Wilderness read more >


IN THE NEWS
05/05/16 • #BeWildNY Alliance Cites Science In Call For Wilderness At Boreas Ponds read more >


The mission of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is to advance New York’s ‘Forever Wild’ legacy and Forest Preserve policies in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks, and promote public and private land stewardship that is consistent with wild land values through education, advocacy and research.

Photos: Top left: Whiteface Mt in the far distance. © Ken Rimany; Field Notes From the Partners: Carved 'Beaver House' sign - by Paul Schaefer. Photo © Ken Rimany; Wild Action Now photo: Dan Plumley at the Keene Valley Library, along with Naj Wikoff, sharing what they learned and offered to the gathering of leaders at the Conference of World Parliamentarians on Tibet. Photo  © Ken Rimany.

ADIRONDACK PARK REGIONAL
Peter Brinkley, Honorary Chair
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Daniel R. Plumley, Partner
dplumley@adirondackwild.org
Home Office: 518.576.9277
David H. Gibson, Partner
dgibson@adirondackwild.org
Mobile: 518.469.4081
Kenneth J. Rimany, Partner
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