“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

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PRESS RELEASES - 2011

12/31/11
Adirondack Wild moves to reopen the Adirondack Club and Resort adjudicatory hearing to gain crucial evidence

Keene, NY – Citing the lack of wildlife and ecological information in the hearing record, Adirondack Wild formally petitioned the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) on Friday, December 30, 2011 to reopen its hearing on the Adirondack Club and Resort “to secure additional evidence.” Adirondack Wild is a party to the adjudicatory hearing. read PDF>


11/14/11
Resort development threatens to undermine 38 Years of Adirondack public policy to preserve backcountry for forest management and open space recreation, group contends

Proposed Adirondack Club and Resort is “Sprawl on Steroids”

Proposed Adirondack Club and Resort is “Sprawl on Steroids”
Ray Brook, NY – This Thursday, the NYS Adirondack Park Agency begins its review of the adjudicatory hearing record of the proposed Adirondack Club and Resort near Tupper Lake. That review is expected to take several months, and poses a severe test for APA Chairwoman Lani Ulrich and Governor Andrew Cuomo. read PDF>


09/28/11
Coalition Appeals to Governor Cuomo Stop Destruction of State’s Rivers and Streams

Post-flood “Clean-Up” Goes Too Far, Damages Stream and River Health While Failing to Prevent Future Flood Damage
Keene, NY -- A coalition of 20 conservation organizations, business owners and concerned Adirondack and Catskill citizens have written a formal appeal (attached) to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and agency commissioners calling for the removal of heavy dredging equipment and a halt to the re-engineering of flood streams and river sections in the wake of Hurricane Irene. read PDF>


08/22/11
Adirondack Wild Hails Court Decision

Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve applauds this week’s victory for the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan in Albany County Supreme Court. Justice Michael C. Lynch ruled that the state is obliged to classify both state lands and waters within the state-owned Forest Preserve. Specifically, the Judge ruled that the beds, banks and waters of Lows Lake, Grass Pond, Hitchens Pond and the Bog River should be classified, and that the classification should be Wilderness and Primitive, exactly the classifications approved by the APA and by Governor Mario Cuomo back in 1987. read PDF>


04/13/11
Heartwood Forestland Conservation Easement Changes Deserve Statewide Public Hearings

Keene Valley, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is urging the Adirondack Park Agency to move to public hearing a proposed permit amendment for the Heartwood Forestland Fund project. The project, which is on the APA monthly agenda this Thursday and Friday as Project No. 2010-298, would significantly alter the conditions for a previous permit (APA Permit 1998-313) in order to permit up to 220 hunting camps to remain on conservation easement lands across upwards of 110,000 acres classified as Resource Management. The change alters the conservation easement’s “in-perpetuity” provisions which now require the camps to be removed by the end of year 2014.
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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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Peter Brinkley, Honorary Chair
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Daniel R. Plumley, Partner
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David H. Gibson, Partner
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Kenneth J. Rimany, Partner
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