Paul Schaefer
Our Legacy – Where Wilderness Preservation Began

New York’s Adirondack Park is where wilderness preservation began in America, and much of that story is credited to Paul Schaefer (1908-1996), founder of Friends of the Forest Preserve and mentor to Adirondack Wild.

Current Issues

What We Do

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Our Values

Adirondack Wild values and works for an interconnected, unfragmented, intact and healthy network of protected public and private wildlands across the entire Adirondack Park.

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Our Mission

Adirondack Wild is on the Wild’s Side. We are a not-for-profit, membership advocate acting as the public’s voice to safeguard wilderness and to promote wild land values and stewardship.

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