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The Case For A Wild Boreas Tract

Bill Ingersoll has hiked and backpacked in the wildernesses of Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, and California, but feels most at home in the grand forests of the Adirondacks. He became a co-author for the Discover series in 2000 and has now become the series' publisher. He is the author of Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks and Catskills, and his articles and photos have appeared in Adirondack Explorer, Adirondack Sports & Fitness, and Adirondack Life magazines. Ingersoll has served on the conservation committees for several organizations, and in 2014 he established the Adirondack Wilderness Explorers group on Meetup. You will find him exploring the North Country with his dog Lexie in all four seasons, by trail, snowshoe, and canoe.

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FIELD NOTES FROM THE PARTNERS

01/23/17 Infrastructure Construction at Boreas Ponds?
Governor Cuomo’s proposed new public-private initiative to revitalize Northway Exit 29 in the Adirondack Park, the former Frontiertown theme park, and to create a new visitor center and “gateway” there to benefit not just the town of North Hudson, but Essex County and the entire Adirondack Park is a good proposal.
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Photo: Gulf Brook Road.


01/02/17 Planning for Wilderness Management
As I review notes from several public hearings on the State Land Classifications, including Boreas Ponds, the apparent gulf between voices to “keep it or make it wild” and “this isn’t wilderness anyway and we need motorized access” seem unbridgeable. Well, perhaps not.
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The view of Gothics from Boreas Ponds. Photo by Phil Brown

12/07/16 Boreas Ponds Alternative 1 Shouldn’t Be There
Alternatives analysis is at the very heart of the State Environmental Quality Review Act. A state or local government agency cannot claim to have rationally chosen a preferred alternative course of action if other alternative approaches to achieve the same project with fewer environmental impacts have not been evaluated with the same degree of rigor and detail. That’s the law.
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11/21/16 On The Boreas Ponds Northville Hearing
At the Northville Central School public hearing this past week, about 60 citizens lined up to speak their minds regarding the Adirondack Park Agency’s 2016 – 2017 Amendments to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. These amendments involve the Classification and Reclassification of 54,418 acres of State Lands (Forest Preserve) in the Adirondack Park which include the Boreas Ponds Tract, 32 Additional Classification Proposals, 13 Reclassification Proposals, and 56 Classifications involving map corrections. read more >
Boreas Ponds, courtesy Carl Heilman II



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PRESS RELEASES
02/08/16 • Adirondack Wild wants Park Subdivision in “Green” Sent to Hearing read more >
COMMENTS
12/30/16 • Re. Amendments to the SLMP/ State Land Classification & DSEIS read more >


IN THE NEWS
12/11/16 • Editorial: Boreas Ponds is a jewel — let’s keep it that way read more >


IN THE NEWS
12/06/16 • Adirondack Resident Travels To Standing Rock read more >


IN THE NEWS
11/15/16 • Vintage Adirondack Park Documentaries Now Available read more >


PRESS RELEASES
12/06/16 • Dakota Access Pipeline
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IN THE NEWS
11/02/16 • Adirondack Wild leaves BeWildNY read more >


PRESS RELEASES
11/02/16 • Adirondack Wild leaves BeWildNY
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PRESS RELEASES
10/17/16 • Former APA State Land Chair Honored
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IN THE NEWS
10/13/16 • APA Fails To End Criticism Over Boreas Ponds Options read more >


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.

Photos: Top left: The iconic ‘Old Red Barn' in Keene Valley with the High Peaks Wilderness in the background. © Ken Rimany;
Field Notes From the Partners: Carved 'Beaver House' sign - by Paul Schaefer. Photo © Ken Rimany;
Wild Action Now photo: Dan Plumley at the Keene Valley Library, along with Naj Wikoff, sharing what they learned and offered to the gathering of leaders at the Conference of World Parliamentarians on Tibet. Photo  © Ken Rimany.

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