"Isn’t this the type of life challenge…vocation…
and calling to do something crucial
and vital for the whole fabric of life
that we humans yearn for?”
—Ed Zahniser



Dear Friends,

I welcome your support of Adirondack Wild. We are true Friends of the Forest Preserve and all wild lands. We work hard to ensure that the the core values for which the NYS Forest Preserve and Adirondack Park were established are upheld and extended to places which currently are not protected.

If organizations like ours did not exist, what difference would it make? Based on trends and our knowledge of events, we assert that the wilderness and wild character of the region would significantly erode. We can not let that happen. That is why we have organized. As individuals committed to the wild, you can help us. It will be those lovers of wild places, however small or large, who will ensure that the Adirondack Park realizes its potential for the benefit of all.

Are you one of those people?

We appeal to people from all walks of life, especially those who see clearly how our Adirondack protection stands in stark contrast to landscapes they have seen, landscapes degraded to an irreversible state. Aldo Leopold laid out our task: “to live on a piece of land without spoiling it.” Each generation gets to take their turn at this task, and now it’s our turn.

Training young leaders and activists must be a crucial activity of our organization, for already they are among us, eager to learn and to be put to work. They know that the Wild country remaining in the Adirondacks will only become more precious. Therefore, it is imperative that we act now to shield it from destructive pressures and to secure its great promise to sustain us. Should you be of like mind, we want to hear from you and to receive your support.

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Mail-in Donation Form.pdf by mail.

Sincere thanks,
Peter Brinkley
Senior Partner/Chair


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Please call Ken Rimany, Partner, if you have any questions at
518 928.4501

Friends of the Forest Preserve, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.



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 panorama: Water Lilies ©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 | ©