“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

12/09/19
Alternative snowmobile routes violate the law. They should be removed from DEC’s Travel Corridor plan

Alternative snowmobile corridors proposed in the Remsen - Lake Placid Travel Corridor Draft Amendment violate the law and the “forever wild” mandate of the NYS Constitution and should be immediately removed from the draft according to Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve.
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10/16/19
Adirondack Wild Presents 2019 Wilderness and Wild Stewardship Awards

Keene Valley, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has honored two Essex County residents for their many achievements in strengthening wilderness and wild land protection, environmental stewardship and ecological resilience. The awards to Dan Plumley of Keene and Kelley Tucker of Jay were presented at Adirondack Wild’s annual meeting at the Keene Valley Congregational Church on Saturday, October 12.  read PDF>


10/09/19
Court Blocks Construction of Snowmobile Bridge over Adirondack Scenic River

Lake George, NY – New York Supreme Court Judge Robert Muller on Tuesday granted a motion by two Adirondack environmental groups to preliminarily enjoin the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) from constructing a new snowmobile bridge over the Cedar River in the heart of the Adirondack Park. The preliminary injunction was issued in response to a lawsuit brought by Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve and Protect the Adirondacks! The decision blocks DEC from constructing a new snowmobile trail along the banks of the river. The Cedar River is designated as a Scenic River under New York’s Wild, Scenic, and Recreational Rivers System Act.  read PDF>


10/08/19
Oct 12th Annual Meeting

Keene Valley, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve will make free hard copies available of its guidebook Pathways to a Connected Adirondack Park at its Keene Valley meeting on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. read PDF>


09/19/19
Adirondack Wild’s Meeting Set for October 12, 2019 At the Keene Valley Congregational Church

Assemblyman Steve Englebright to Speak on Conservation Subdivision Design legislation Adirondack Wild to honor area residents Dan Plumley and Kelley Tucker Keene Valley – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve convenes its 2019 Annual Meeting of Members and Friends on Saturday, October 12 at the Keene Valley Congregational Church in Keene Valley. The meeting begins with program news, elections and announcements at 11 AM. The meeting is free and open to the public. Registration starts at 10 AM. Advance registration is requested. read PDF>


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
 
Kenneth J. Rimany, Partner
krimany@adirondackwild.org
David H. Gibson, Managing Partner
dgibson@adirondackwild.org
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