“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 - 2014

12/17/14
Group Applauds Governor Cuomo's Action to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing

Niskayuna and Keene, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision today to ban horizontal, high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in New York State.   "We recognize Governor Cuomo, Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens and Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker for their historic affirmation of the critical importance of safeguarding our state’s environment and our public health,” stated Dan Plumley, Staff Partner with Adirondack Wild. read PDF>


12/11/14
Strengthening the State Master Plan

Keene Valley and Niskayuna, NY -- In a year when conservationists nationwide are looking back and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation System Act, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is calling for a new vision for “Forever Wild” and for significant strengthening in policy and practice under the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (SLMP) – the guiding policy document for management of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. read PDF>


10/28/14
New York Trial Court Maintains Temporary Restraining Order on Tree Cutting, Road Building and Test Drilling in Adirondack Forest Preserve Wilderness

Schenectady, NY – On Friday, October 24, 2014, the Supreme Court for Essex County (Justice Thomas Buchanan) maintained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against tree-cutting and road-building for purposes of mineral exploration within 200 acres of the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area (known as “Lot 8”). read PDF>


09/05/14
Wilderness 50th Anniversary Celebration at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek

North Creek, NY -- Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve and other members of this year’s NYS Wilderness 50th Steering Committee will sponsor a public event in North Creek to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The National Wilderness Preservation System Act of 1964. read PDF>


08/21/14
Green Governance - Ecological Survival, Human Rights and the Law of the Commons

HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ARE LINKED AND INSEPARABLE; CALLS FOR ACTION IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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07/29/14
Environmental Attorney Chris Amato Joins Leadership Team at Adirondack Wild; Other Wilderness Leaders Join Group’s Advisory Council

Keeseville, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has elected environmental attorney Chris Amato as Vice Chair of its eight-member Board of Directors. Amato currently works as a staff attorney with Earthjustice, an environmental law firm with offices in New York City. He lives in Albany County and travels and recreates frequently in the Adirondacks. read PDF>


07/11/14
Exploratory Drilling in Wilderness Would Violate Non-Constitutional Laws; Groups File Legal Challenge to Mineral Testing in Forest Preserve

Albany, NY – Four environmental organizations dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the NYS Forest Preserve filed a lawsuit today challenging the State’s approval of mineral exploration on 200-acres of pristine, publicly-owned Adirondack Forest Preserve Wilderness known as “Lot 8” in Essex County.
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04/08/14
Where Wilderness Preservation Began: Albany Event Kicks Off the Wilderness Act’s 50th Anniversary

Albany, NY –Three Wilderness Stewardship Awards were presented; a new video, Forever Wild, was shown; and the New York State Legislature released a joint resolution, all commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation Act of 1964 and the 120th anniversary of New York’s “forever wild” constitutional protection for the Forest Preserve.  read PDF>


04/08/14
Wilderness 50th Anniversary Announced

Albany, NY - Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government have partnered to create a new logo which commemorates the 50th Anniversary of The National Wilderness Preservation Act of 1964.  read PDF>


03/20/14
Northeast Wolf Coalition Calls on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Withdraw Gray Wolf Proposals

South Salem, New York - The Northeast Wolf Coalition, a group of national, regional and local conservation organizations, submitted a statement today to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in opposition to its 2013 proposal to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in the contiguous United States. read PDF>


03/12/14
Adirondack Wild Raising Money through Adirondack Gives

Keene, NY ‐ Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is excited to announce a new
campaign on Adirondack Gives, the crowdfunding site for Adirondack regional nonprofits
sponsored by the Adirondack Foundation. read PDF>


01/22/14
Adirondack Groups to New York State: Law Must Be Changed before Exploratory Mining Is Permitted in Forest Preserve

New York, NY – As the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) prepares for exploratory mining in the Adirondack Park Forest Preserve, four environmental organizations are asking for confirmation that the agency will not authorize sampling until laws prohibiting the mining are changed. 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.

Top left Mink Pond, Minerva © Ken Rimany; Loon ©Ken Rimany

ADIRONDACK PARK REGIONAL
Peter Brinkley, Honorary Chair
pbrinkley@frontiernet.net
Daniel R. Plumley, Partner
dplumley@adirondackwild.org
Home Office: 518.576.9277
David H. Gibson, Partner
dgibson@adirondackwild.org
Mobile: 518.469.4081
Kenneth J. Rimany, Partner
krimany@adirondackwild.org

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