Group letter to DEC Re. USL Marina Application

June 20, 2024 Sean Mahar, Acting CommissionerNYS Department of Environmental Conservation625 BroadwayAlbany, NY 12233 Group letter to DEC Re. USL Marina Application – Lower Fish Creek Pond Re. USL Marina application 5-1652-00216/00003, Lower Fish Creek Pond, Town of Santa Clara Dear Acting Commissioner Mahar, For the reasons stated below, our organizations believe the USL Marina…

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So Much for Interagency Coordination

So Much for Interagency Coordination By Dave Gibson Adirondack Park Agency rules about project review procedures state, in part, that “The agency may enter into written agreements with other State agencies to enhance the exchange of information and to establish coordinated pre-application, application and review procedures…Any such agreements may provide that no application to the…

Groups Call  on APA to Bring USL Marina to Public Hearing

Adirondack CouncilAdirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest PreserveProtect the Adirondacks !Sierra Club Atlantic ChapterUpper Saranac Foundation For Release May 13, 2024 Contact: Raul Aguirre, Adirondack Council, 518-873-2240Claudia Braymer, Protect the Adirondacks, 518-251-2700Roger Downs, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, 518-426-9144David Gibson, Adirondack Wild, 518-469-4081Tom Swayne, Upper Saranac Foundation, 518- 796-1052 Groups Call  on APA to Bring USL…

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Two Timeless Adirondack Documentary Films

Introduction by Dave Gibson, Managing Partner – Adirondack Wild In celebration of Earth Day 2024, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is pleased to make Paul Schaefer’s timeless and pioneering documentary films about the Adirondack Park digitally available here. Noted Adirondack wilderness leader, and founder of Friends of the Forest Preserve Paul Schaefer (1908-1996)…

Letter to APA Re. USL Marin

APril 18, 2024 The Honorable Kathy HochulGovernor of New York StateNYS State Capitol BuildingAlbany, NY 12224 Letter to APA Re. USL Marin Dear Mr. Burth, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is very concerned about the size and scope of the proposed USL Marina on Lower Fish Creek Pond (APA Project No. 2022-0218) in…

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Adirondack Wild calls on Governor to Strengthen the APA

The nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has written to Governor Kathy Hochul asking her to strengthen the make-up of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) this spring. The organization asks the Governor to nominate individuals who will add urgently required legal, planning, and environmental perspectives, expertise, independence, and competence to APA decisions…

Governor has Big Opportunity to Strengthen the APA, says Adirondack Wild

For Release April 10, 2024Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Governor has Big Opportunity to Strengthen the APA, says Adirondack Wild The nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has written to Governor Kathy Hochul asking her to strengthen the make-up of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) this spring. The organization asks the Governor to…

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Lake Carrying Capacity – DEC Can Do This

By David Gibson Earlier this century, a group from the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) were asked by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, or DEC, to begin to tackle the problem of determining the carrying capacity of Adirondack lakes and ponds. It had been four decades since the 1972…