“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


Restore Mother Nature Bond Act
Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve today applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $3 Billion Restore Mother Nature bond act for its potential to help chronically underfunded stewardship of the New York State Forest Preserve, private forests, and streams in the Ausable River, Sacandaga and other watersheds. “Mother Nature badly needs the Governor’s helping hand,” said Adirondack Wild’s David Gibson. “Not since 1996 has a New York governor proposed such a vitally needed and important environmental funding initiative. We pledge our strong support.” read PDF>

Adirondack and Catskill Organizations Oppose Merger of NYS DEC Forest Rangers and ECOs
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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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

Peter Brinkley, Honorary Chair
Terry Jandreau, Chair
Christopher Amato
Vice Chair & Counsel

David H. Gibson, Partner
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Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve    Founded 1945   PO Box 9247 • Niskayuna New York 12309 | ©