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Pathways to a Connected Adirondack Park



Adirondack Wild announces publication of an illustrated guide for how conservation science can be applied to land use planning inside and outside of the Adirondack Park. Titled Pathways to a Connected Adirondack Park - Practical Steps to Better Land Use Decisions, the 30-page booklet recommends ten tested, non-regulatory strategies to serve as a “pathway” to ecological, science-based site planning. Local governments in the Park can apply these to enhance their community’s development while protecting their most vulnerable natural resources.

The publication’s lead author is conservation biologist Dr. Michael Klemens, Adirondack Wild’s landscape conservation advisor. “In this time of decreasing state and federal support for conservation, locally-based grass roots efforts such as described in Pathways will become ever the more vital to sustaining the ecological and economic health of the Adirondack Park,” said Dr. Klemens.

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04/04/17 EPA Budget Cuts, Deregulation Policies Could Degrade or Imperil the Adirondack Park The current crisis of anti-environmental leadership at the federal level under the Trump Administration has potentially far reaching implications here at home for New York’s Adirondack Park.  Taken as a whole, these threats to New York State and the Adirondack Park could degrade or imperil natural resource integrity and environmental sustainability over the long-term. read more >


03/29/17 Embracing Swamps
Long before antimalarial drugs, draining the swamp was a literal human life saver. Sometime after Earth Day 1970, when over 90 percent of the country’s swamps had already been drained, people began to appreciate by their very rarity what swamps looked like, what lived there and how they functioned and benefited society. By 2017, “draining the swamp” has been trivialized into a meaningless electoral slogan. The usage of this phrase infuriates me, but someone inside my head is reminding me to “get over it.” read more >


03/10/17 Adirondack Wild Promotes Park Legislation
Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has written to NYS Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee chairman Steven Englebright endorsing his Assembly bill 5451 to promote the integrity, resilience and legislated purposes of open space resources in the Adirondack Park.The legislation is consistent with a key recommendation in Adirondack Wild’s 2015 report Adirondack Park at a Crossroad: A Road Map for Action. read more >


03/01/17 Rachel Carson, Richard Nixon, and Judith Enck
Congressional representative Elise Stefanik should invite the new head of the U.S. EPA, Scott Pruitt, to visit her district. She might introduce Mr. Pruitt to the homeowners in Ballston Spa whose homes have been turned upside down thanks to release of some very bad chemicals from a nearby, now closed dry cleaning facility. read more >
EPA’s Judith Enck by Cindy Schultz, Times Union.


02/08/17 Protecting Open Space Should Be Paramount
Something’s not right when the APA stops writing about open space protection in permits for Resource Management and Rural Use lands – precisely where the State Legislature places great emphasis on open space and resource protection.

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01/23/17 Infrastructure Construction at Boreas Ponds?
Governor Cuomo’s proposed new public-private initiative to revitalize Northway Exit 29 in the Adirondack Park, the former Frontiertown theme park, and to create a new visitor center and “gateway” there to benefit not just the town of North Hudson, but Essex County and the entire Adirondack Park is a good proposal.
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Photo: Gulf Brook Road.


01/02/17 Planning for Wilderness Management
As I review notes from several public hearings on the State Land Classifications, including Boreas Ponds, the apparent gulf between voices to “keep it or make it wild” and “this isn’t wilderness anyway and we need motorized access” seem unbridgeable. Well, perhaps not.
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The view of Gothics from Boreas Ponds. Photo by Phil Brown

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04/18/17 • Crossroads Presentation at the Saratoga Springs Public Library read more >
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04/05/17 • Proposed EPA Budget Cuts Could Threaten the Adirondack Region read more >
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03/03/17 • Echoes from the Himalayas
Tibetan music & Indian classical dance to celebrate
Losar-Tibetan New Year read more >
PRESS RELEASES
02/08/17 • Media To Host Boreas Ponds Forum in Schroon Lake Thursday read more >
COMMENTS
02/02/17 • Barile Subdivision, Lake Placid read more >


IN THE NEWS
02/01/17 • Media To Host Boreas Ponds Forum in Schroon Lake Thursday read more >


IN THE NEWS
01/25/17 • The Map of Adirondack Remoteness and Boreas Ponds read more >


COMMENTS
12/30/16 • Re. Amendments to the SLMP/ State Land Classification & DSEIS read more >


IN THE NEWS
12/11/16 • Editorial: Boreas Ponds is a jewel — let’s keep it that way read more >


IN THE NEWS
12/06/16 • Adirondack Resident Travels To Standing Rock read more >


IN THE NEWS
11/15/16 • Vintage Adirondack Park Documentaries Now Available read more >


PRESS RELEASES
12/06/16 • Dakota Access Pipeline
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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: The iconic ‘Old Red Barn' in Keene Valley with the High Peaks Wilderness in the background. © 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.

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