APA Classification Decision Today Makes Key Wilderness Gains read PDF>
On Tuesday, over a million voters agreed with Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve and others that Proposition 5, authorizing NYCO Minerals to create a new open pit mine in a wilderness area, creates a damaging precedent as a straight commercial transaction on the public’s Forest Preserve. read PDF>
Whallonsburg, NY -- Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve presents its highest honor, the Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award, to Gary Randorf for a lifetime of achievement in protecting and educating the world about the wild Adirondack Park. read PDF>
Keene, NY - Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve hosts its Annual Meeting of
members and supporters at The Grange in Whallonsburg, Essex County, on Saturday, October
5, with registration beginning at 9:30 AM. The public is cordially invited to attend. There is no
charge. The historic Grange Hall is located at the corner of Route 22 and Whallons Bay Road,
approximately five miles from the Village of Essex.
Keene, New York - Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve believes a wider Wilderness buffer is needed to protect the Essex Chain of Lakes, a sensitive group of a dozen small lakes south of Newcomb recently acquired for the publicly-owned and forever wild Adirondack Forest Preserve.
Keene, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is proposing newly acquired Forest Preserve in Newcomb and Minerva to be classified Wilderness in honor of one of the Park’s most influential conservation leaders of the 20th century. read PDF>
Keene, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is pleased with the NYS Adirondack Park Agency’s decision to table a vote tomorrow by its commissioners on the General Permit for clear-cutting on the Park’s private forest lands, and to allow instead for a more deliberative, inclusive, and transparent public process. read PDF>
RAY BROOK -- An unprecedented local, regional, statewide and national coalition
of conservation, wilderness and environmental organizations today called upon
Governor Andrew Cuomo, Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Chairwoman Leilani
Ulrich, and Department of Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens to deny or
postpone action on a controversial proposal to ease forest clear-cutting permits in
the East’s last great wilderness area, the Adirondack Park. read PDF>
Adirondack Wild Calls for Regulation Change
Keene, NY – After a meeting where environmentalists, scientists and forest managers all told the Adirondack Park Agency that changes in its thirty-year old forest regulations were badly needed, the APA has chosen to ignore this advice and proceed with a General Permit for clear-cut logging in the Adirondack Park. APA is putting the General Permit to a vote of its commissioners at its regularly scheduled meeting on February 14.
Keene, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve today gives the Taylor Pond Unit Management Plan a low grade. The plan affects over 50,000-acres of Forest Preserve and Wildlife Management Areas connecting Lake Champlain with large Wilderness Areas to the in the Adirondack Park. The NYS Adirondack Park Agency is considering a decision today to deem the plan compliant with the State Land Master Plan during its meeting in Ray Brook. read PDF>
Keene, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is asking the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to postpone action this month on its proposed General Permit for Clearcutting private forest lands over 25 acres. The General Permit, scheduled for a decision at the APA’s January 10-11 meeting in Ray Brook, authorizes clearcutting of Adirondack forests with no acreage limitations, and without full APA regional permit review, impact analysis, or opportunity for public comment. read PDF>
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