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Howard Zahniser (rt) with guide Ed Richards in the Adirondack High Peaks, August 1946. Photo by Paul Schaefer

 


Zahnie at Hanging Spear Falls, Adirondacks, August 1946. Photo by Paul Schaefer

 


The Flowed Lands, High Peaks Wilderness Area, Adirondacks, August 1946. It was at this very location that Howard Zahniser shared with Paul Schaefer who brought Howard to the Adirondacks,”In addition to such protection as national parks and monuments are now given, we need some strong legistation which will be similar in effect on a national scale to what Article XIV, Section I, is to the New York State Forest Preserve. We need to reclaim for the people, perhaps through their representatives in the Congress, control over the wilderness regions of America.” Photo by Paul Schaefer

 


Howard Zahniser (left) with NY State Legislator in the 1950’s. Photo by Paul Schaefer

 


Forever Wild - Article XIV, Section I, New York State Constitution

 


Howard Zahniser at Mataskared (Adirondack family camp), Crane Mt in the background, in the early 1960’s.
Photo by Paul Schaefer

 


Alice Zahniser receiving pen from President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House signing of The Wilderness Act, September 3, 1964

 


Paul Schaefer at his Adirondack wilderness cabin, the Beaver House, near the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, July 1996. Photo © Ken Rimany


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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.

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