Adirondack Wild Hails Conservation Easements at Follensby Pond

For Release February 14, 2024Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Adirondack Wild Hails Conservation Easements at Follensby Pond The nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve welcomes the announcement this week of new conservation easements at the historic Follensby Pond, providing public recreational access off the Raquette River, long-term ecological research, guided and managed visitation…

Executive Budget for the Environment FY 2024-25

Statement to the New York State LegislatureConcerning the Executive Budget for the EnvironmentFeb 2, 2024 To: Senator Krueger, Assemblywoman Weinstein and all Members of the Joint Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Public Hearing Re. Executive Budget for the Environment for FY 2024-25 Respectfully, Adirondack Wild issues the following budget and policy recommendations:Department…

Adirondack Wild calls for End of Mineral Exploration in the Jay Mountain Wilderness

For Release January 19, 2024Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Adirondack Wild calls for End of Mineral Exploration in the Jay Mountain Wilderness The nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is encouraging first passage of an amendment to Article XIV of the NYS Constitution that would sunset or limit the time when NYCO Minerals…

Charlie Morrison in front of environmental trade show booth

In Tribute to Charlie Morrison

by David Gibson When it comes to the Adirondacks and the “forever wild” provision of our state constitution, a number of us just lost a great, very determined, and very influential teacher in that field of green. Charles C. “Charlie” Morrison died this week in his mid-90s. After a long career as a natural resource…

Letter to NYS Assembly – Seeking to sunset the NYCO amendment of 2013

Hon. Deborah Glick, ChairEnvironmental Conservation CommitteeNYS AssemblyRm 625 LOBAlbany, NY 12248                                                                                                                                               Hon. Pete Harckham, ChairEnvironmental Conservation CommitteeNYS SenateRoom 315, LOBAlbany, NY 12247 Dear Assemblywoman Glick, and Senator Harckham, We write to request that you consider passage of a constitutional amendment to rectify an open-ended threat to one of the premiere wilderness areas in the Adirondack…