“We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more
than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves
of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.”
—Wallace Stegner's Wilderness Letter, December 3, 1960



Barile Subdivision, Lake Placid

All citizens have an equal stake in the future of the Boreas Ponds, McIntyre, Casey Brook and more than 30 other tracts acquired for the Adirondack Forest Preserve under the current administration. “We all own an undivided deed to these Adirondack lands of solitude, peace and tranquility” wrote Friends of the Forest Preserve founder Paul Schaefer. This is a rare opportunity which the Adirondack Park Agency has afforded to Adirondack Wild and to thousands of New Yorkers to comment on the appropriate classifications of these tracts. read more >

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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.

Top left Mink Pond, Minerva © Ken Rimany; Loon ©Ken Rimany

Peter Brinkley, Honorary Chair
Daniel R. Plumley, Partner
Home Office: 518.576.9277
David H. Gibson, Partner
Mobile: 518.469.4081
Kenneth J. Rimany, Partner

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