“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 - 2019

06/18/19
Court Blocks Massive Motorized Bridge Over Scenic River

Lake George, NY – New York Supreme Court Judge Robert Muller on Friday issued a temporary restraining order blocking the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation from constructing a 140 foot, new motor vehicle steel bridge over the protected Cedar River in the heart of New York’s Adirondack Park. read PDF>


05/22/19
Adirondack Wild Calls on Governor to Nominate Conservation Leaders to APA Board

Ray Brook, NY - Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Senate to substantially strengthen the NYS Adirondack Park Agency’s board, which is currently rudderless. read PDF>


05/17/19
Adirondack Wild: Celebrate Endangered Species Day by Recovering our State’s Endangered Spruce Grouse

On this Endangered Species Day, May 17, Adirondack Wild is renewing its call for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) to protect the endangered spruce grouse, which occupies a few select areas in the Adirondack Park. The spruce grouse requires specialized habitat in low-elevation boreal woods and wetlands which in New York State are found only in the Adirondack Park. read PDF>


01/22/19
ADIRONDACK GROUPS SUE STATE OVER PLAN TO CONSTRUCT SNOWMOBILE BRIDGE OVER SCENIC RIVER

Queensbury, NY – Two Adirondack environmental groups have filed a lawsuit challenging a plan by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to construct a massive new snowmobile bridge over the protected Cedar River in a remote area of the Adirondack Park. read PDF>


01/18/19
WILDERNESS ADVOCATE DAN PLUMLEY DEPARTS POST WITH ADIRONDACK WILD

KEENE AND KEENE VALLEY, NY - Long-time resident of Keene and environmental activist Dan Plumley will leave his post as founding partner with the non-profit wilderness advocacy group Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve at the end of January. Plumley helped found Adirondack Wild in 2010.  After years of service to Adirondack Wild and to many other not-for-profits, he will be working as an independent consultant in the Adirondacks.  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
Terry Jandreau, Chair
terry.jandreau@yahoo.com
 
Christopher Amato
Vice Chair & Counsel

camato@adirondackwild.org
David H. Gibson, Partner
dgibson@adirondackwild.org
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