“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


Adirondack Wild Urges APA to Declare Application Incomplete.
Northampton, NY – The nonprofit wild land advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is raising concerns about an application for a 37-lot residential subdivision development of an Adirondack Park lake and upland forest near the village of Northville which is full of vulnerable wetlands and wildlife habitats. The application has been submitted to the NYS Adirondack Park Agency, the first to be reviewed under new APA standards for large-scale subdivisions. read PDF>

Adirondack Conservationists Converge on State Capitol Seeking Personnel, Funding, Legislation to Better Protect the Park
ALBANY, N.Y. – Adirondack conservationists met at the State Capitol today to seek funding, personnel and legislation that would protect the Adirondack Park’s forests, waters and wildlife from surging crowds and inappropriate development in remote locations, while curbing the spread of road salt contamination and invasive species. read PDF>

Adirondack Wild Asks for More DEC Forest Rangers in State Budget
Albany, NY – While applauding large portions of Governor Cuomo’s proposed environmental budget, including support for the Governor’s Restore Mother Nature Bond Act, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve submitted testimony to the State Legislature which calls for additional DEC Forest Rangers and trail crews and the testing of a pilot reservation system to reduce congestion and damage to the High Peaks Wilderness. read PDF>

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 | ©