"For a moment, the hand of man is stayed…
and he neither destroys nor constructs.
He has left time behind him."
—Paul Schaefer


9th Annual Meeting of Members and Friends
Saturday, October 12, 2018

This year we will be gathering in the Keene Valley at the Keene Valley Congregationalist Church, 1791 NYS Route 73, Keene Valley, NY.

Our 2019 Meeting’s Focus will be on:

  1. Our outstanding award recipients from the area, Kelley Tucker and Dan Plumley;
  2. The State Legislature’s Conservation Subdivision Design bill to amend the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Act by incorporating conservation development principles and practices, which are currently used by government regulatory programs at all levels in areas across the United States to curtail negative effects of widely scattered exurban development, commonly known as “rural sprawl”. 
10:00 am Registration Starts
11:00 am

Welcome! We review Adirondack Wild’s year and share
our program successes and challenges for the wild Adirondacks. Q&A and discussion to follow.

Election of Directors and Officers.

12:00 pm Break for brown bag lunches (please bring your own).
1:00 pm

Presentation: Introduced Conservation Subdivision Design Legislation to Amend the APA Act: Why care? What’s it all about? What to expect?

Presenter: Hon. Steven Englebright, Chair, NYS Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee

Discussion Panel
  • David Gibson, Adirondack Wild
  • Jerry Delaney, Adirondack park Local Government Review Board
  • Dr. Michaele Glennon, Adirondack Watershed Institute of Paul Smith’s College
  • Dr. Michael Klemens, Conservation Biologist
  • Representative, NYS Adirondack Park Agency
2:00 pm Award Ceremony:
  • Wild Stewardship Award will be conveyed to Kelley Tucker, for her work with the Ausable River Association to re-connect and restore the Ausable River and its tributaries with their floodplains.
  • Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award - our highest honor will be presented to Dan Plumley for his three decades of advocacy for the highest standards of wild land protection in the Adirondack Park.
3:00 pm Meeting concludes.

Our meeting is Free and open for you and your friends.

We look forward to welcoming you on October 12th!


REGISTRATION:    Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, October 7th

eMail: krimany@adirondackwild.org • Mobile: 518-928-4501


Our meeting is free and open for you and your friends. We look forward to welcoming you on November 3rd !

Please RSVP by Friday, October 26th

Please contact Dave Gibson
Email Dave Gibson: dgibson@adirondackwild.org
Mobile • (518) 469-4081

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.

Top left, Jenny Lake ©2018 Ken Rimany

Peter Brinkley, Honorary Chair
Terry Jandreau, Chair
Christopher Amato
Vice Chair & Counsel

David H. Gibson, Partner
Mobile: 518.469.4081

Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve    Founded 1945   PO Box 9247 • Niskayuna New York 12309 | ©