“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



Re. Unit Management Plan Amendments and Public Comment

We write to express concern about a joint, simultaneous public comment period for the Department’s Initial Draft Unit Management Plan amendments for the High Peaks Wilderness and Vanderwhacker Wild Forest. Given the size and scope, complexity and controversy of these initial draft UMP amendments, the proposed joint, minimal 30-day comment period would not be in keeping with APA’s policy for review of Unit Management Plans pursuant to the State Land Master Plan.  read more >

Boreas Ponds Management

Now that the classifications of the Boreas Ponds tract have been approved by the Governor, it falls to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to consider management of this magnificent landscape in the form of amendments to the Vanderwhacker Wild Forest and High Peaks Wilderness unit management plans (UMPs).  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.

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