“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 - 2020

03/09/20 • State group privately debates High Peaks crowd solutions that could affect this summer’s visitors Twenty–two people hand-picked by the state have been meeting behind closed doors to propose short- and long-term solutions to manage crowds in the Adirondack High Peaks. read PDF >

02/26/20 • Guardians in the woods Rangers protect resources and people, but feel strain of more work read PDF >

02/10/20 • Large rally at state capitol seeks better protections for Adirondack parks. ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) – Adirondack conservationists met at the State Capitol today to seek legislation that would protect the Adirondack Park’s forests, waters and wildlife. read PDF >

02/10/20 • Adirondack groups lobby for more park protections ALBANY — A contingent of Adirondack Park supporters swept the Capitol on Monday, calling for more forest rangers, more funding to protect the area from overuse, bolstering of the Adirondack Park Agency and strengthening laws to protect Adirondack waters. read PDF >

01/20/20 • Groups Reaffirm Opposition To Forest Ranger Merger In a December 2019 letter to NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos, six non-governmental organizations from the Adirondacks and Catskills announced their firm opposition to any future merger of the DEC Forest Rangers with the DEC Environmental Conservation Officers. read PDF >

01/17/20 • NGOs oppose any future ECO, Ranger merger ALBANY — Several non-governmental organizations who advocate on behalf of the Adirondacks and the Catskills recently voiced their opposition to any future merger of State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers and Environmental Conservation Officers. read PDF >

01/11/20 • Supreme Court says snowmobile bridge ok NORTH HUDSON | New York Supreme Court Judge Robert J. Muller dismissed a lawsuit that charged a snowmobile bridge over the Cedar River violated environmental protection laws. read PDF >

01/04/20 • Forest rangers: Thanks, but no thanks, on pay raise ALBANY -- The union representing the state’s frontline forest rangers last month rejected a potential pay raise, calling on officials to instead invest the money in increased staffing and new equipment. 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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