“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s
peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms
their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

— John Muir

IN THE NEWS - 2019

04/06/19 • APA board in transition RAY BROOK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo could potentially reshape the state Adirondack Park Agency for years to come this summer. read PDF >

03/12/19 • Conservation groups ask for more rangers, mandatory boat washing and ATV ban on adk. state lands Four major conservation groups vested in the Adirondack Park want Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers to prioritize the park in the state budget for next fiscal year. read PDF >

03/11/19 • Trump environmental record worries Adirondack advocates Two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, Adirondack Park environmental advocates fear his administration has reversed critical protections and momentum for healing the park’s ecosystem. read PDF >

03/10/19 • Groups name top five threats to the Adirondacks In late 2018, the Lake Placid News conducted a poll of more than a half-dozen groups, including two state agencies, on what the biggest threats to the Adirondack Park are. read PDF >

02/27/19 • Snowmobile power struggle revs up - John Miller buzzed his Ski-Doo across the Long Lake ice, ready for a lunch stop after riding lake-to-lake for 85 miles from snowy Tug Hill into the heart of the Adirondack Park. read PDF >

02/16/19 • Clear-cutting bill hacked from both sides - A bill introduced in the state Assembly and Senate for the second year in a row would change the way the state Adirondack Park Agency issues permits for clear-cutting, but both loggers and environmental groups say the bill could lead to poor forestry practices unless it addresses some underlying issues. read PDF >

02/05/19 • Green groups sue over snowmobile bridge plan - Two Adirondack environmental groups have sued the state Department of Environmental Conservation over a planned snowmobile bridge in the central Adirondacks. read PDF >

01/30/19 • Towns angry over suit - NORTH HUDSON | Representatives of the central Adirondack Five Towns coalition expressed disappointment and a degree of anger last week over a lawsuit filed by two environmental groups intended to prevent the state from building a 140-foot bridge for snowmobilers over the Cedar River in Indian Lake. read PDF >

01/28/19 • Park officials seek comments on backcountry ski trails - The public has until Friday to submit comments on the Adirondack Park Agency’s proposed guidelines for backcountry ski trails. The agency could vote on the proposals as early as its March meeting. read PDF >

01/22/19 • Plumley to leave Adirondack Wild, will start private consultancy - Dan Plumley, one of the founding members of the green group Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, announced last week that he will leave the group to form a new consultancy firm with an eye on more international conservation work. read PDF >

01/16/19 • Adirondack advocates seek smarter growth plans - At one time it seemed logical to many Adirondackers. Sprinkle new homes widely across large properties as they develop, and you might feel you’ve diluted the effects on the landscape. Out of sight, out of mind. And big lots had the added benefit of offering urbanites the seclusion they sought and would pay for in the mountains. read PDF >

01/09/19 • Critics say governor yields too much power over Adirondack decisions - Environmental leaders, current and former staff officials, and legislative operatives will say they think the Adirondack Park Agency is under the thumb of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. read PDF >

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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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