ADIRONDACK WILD EXCLUSIVE

Whitney Park – Cradle of American Forestry
By David Gibson, Managing Partner of Adirondack Wild


Existing Round Lake and Whitney Wilderness areas, pictured here, will benefit from conserving the adjacent 36,000-acres of Whitney Park, now up for sale. Photo © Dave Gibson.

Whitney Park – Cradle of American Forestry – is again up for sale. Let’s all work toward another Conservation Success Story. Watch our new Video.

Adirondack Wild is outspoken about why the 36,000-acres now up for sale by Whitney Industries near Long Lake and Tupper Lake is of such significance to the Adirondack story and landscape. It’s time to conserve the property for all time. The tract’s interconnected streams, ponds and wetlands, and its forests have attracted wildlife and people for generations.

With the bulk of the property now for sale, it’s critical to pull people together, dust off the prior planning studies and re-start the conversation with the willing seller, with nonprofit land trusts, with the towns of Long Lake and Tupper Lake, and with the DEC’s Region 5 Open Space Conservation Advisory Committee.

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RECENT FIELD NOTES


09/10/20 “We are seriously degrading the resource” Thank you to reporter Gwen Craig of the Adirondack Explorer (and Times Union) for her recent articles about recreational user pressures created by all of us entering the High Peaks Wilderness from the private lands of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR)/Ausable Club off of Rt. 73.
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Giant Mountain with the Ausable Club below. Photo © Dave Gibson



08/28/20 Limited Entry System for the High Peaks – Let’s Get Started I appreciate the Adirondack Council’s recent press release, which highlights the many benefits of permit reservation or limited entry systems and how such a system is needed and necessary now in parts of the High Peaks Wilderness Area. (Editor’s note: See the Explorer’s article about it here) Support from the Adirondack Council for such a system comes at an important moment.
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Crowded Cascade Mt. Photo © Dan Plumley



08/19/20 Ending the Campfire Prohibition on the Chain Lakes Makes No Sense The 19,000-acre Essex Chain of Lakes between Indian Lake and Newcomb certainly has received lots of public attention. In 2007, it was a major part of the Finch, Pruyn and Company sale of 161,000-acres to the Adirondack Nature Conservancy, with help from the Open Space Institute.
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Woodward Lake. Photo © Dave Gibson



07/15/20 Developer Rejects Conservation Design at Woodward Lake – Again. Even during the summer’s pandemic, development submittals to the Adirondack Park Agency have not slowed very much. Case in point: the proposed developer of Woodward Lake in Fulton County has submitted additional information to the Adirondack Park Agency this month of July.
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Woodward Lake. Photo © Dave Gibson



06/16/20 Did the Governor Appoint APA Members on the Basis of their Qualifications? George Davis is a visionary and practiced land use planner and ecologist. In the early years of the Adirondack Park Agency, George helped to conceive, draft, and implement the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan and the park’s Private Land Use and Development Plan. George Davis comes to my mind now because of several proposed amendments to the APA’s Adirondack Park private land use map. read more >



05/26/20 Amending the APA Map and the burden of proof George Davis is a visionary and practiced land use planner and ecologist. In the early years of the Adirondack Park Agency, George helped to conceive, draft, and implement the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan and the park’s Private Land Use and Development Plan.
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George Davis, with head lowered, and Peter Paine of the APA at a public hearing in the early 1970s. Photo by Paul Schaefer.


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IN THE NEWS

09/10/20 • APA board could vote on Saranac Lake Marina expansion read more >


09/01/20 • Leave No Trace Report Offers Recommendations To Relieve Overcrowding In The Adirondacks read more >


08/15/20 • Sale of Whitney estate could change heart of Adirondacks read more >


08/02/20 • Groups urge state to buy Whitney land in Adirondacks read more >


07/31/20 • Conservationists call for state to buy Whitney Park read more >


06/30/20 • High Peaks Recommendations Should Connect to Management Plan read more >


PRESS RELEASES
07/30/20 • Conservation of Whitney Park an Urgent Priority read more >
06/25/20 • High Peaks Recommendations Should Connect to Wilderness Management Plan read more >
05/29/20 • Adirondack Wild Elects New Board Members. read more >
COMMENTS
08/11/20 • Proposed Essex Chain of Lakes Primitive Area UMP Amendments read more >
08/05/20 • US Army Ft. Drum - Programmatic Enviornmental Assessment read more >
05/12/20 • Followup Letter to APA, Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor UMP Amendment 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: Adirondack scenery © Phil Falconer;
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
pbrinkley@frontiernet.net
Terry Jandreau, Chair
terry.jandreau@yahoo.com
 
Christopher Amato
Vice Chair & Counsel

camato@adirondackwild.org
David H. Gibson, Partner
dgibson@adirondackwild.org
Mobile: 518.469.4081

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