Memorandum of Support

Memorandum of Support A. 4074 (M/A Englebright et. al.)   An Act to amend the executive law in relation to preserving ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack Park, sponsored by Assembly Member Englebright, et.al. Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve encourages passage of A. 4074 (same as S. 1145) in the…

Re. Town of Warrensburg Proposed Land Use Map Changes

Matt KendallNYS Adirondack Park AgencyP.O. Box 99Ray Brook, NY 12977 Re. Town of Warrensburg Proposed Land Use Map Changes Dear Mr. Kendall, On behalf of Adirondack Wild, we find the proposed map amendments in Warrensburg, both proposed to be reclassified Hamlet, problematic in terms of the APA Act. The likely adverse environmental impacts of reclassification,…

Buffalo farm in the Adirondacks

2022 Environment Budget Hearings

2022 Environment Budget Hearings By Dave Gibson, Managing Partner Adirondack Wild. As one who paused this week to testify and to listen to the Environmental Budget hearing in the State Legislature’s Ways and Means and Finance Committees, I could not help but notice the budget winners and losers. In a year when state revenues are…

Re. Executive Budget for the Environment for FY 2021-22

Statement to the New York State LegislatureConcerning the Executive Budget for the EnvironmentJanuary 27, 2021 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 2021-22 Overall: Adirondack Wild applauds Governor Cuomo’s executive budget for not…

Kathy Martino

The next APA executive director

The next APA executive director – a lot at stake for Kathy Hochul, John Ernst and the rest of us By Dave Gibson, Managing Partner Adirondack Wild. After a dozen years, Terry Martino is retiring as the executive director of the NYS Adirondack Park Agency. Terry is an admirable person who has had a difficult…

Ken Rimany holding a beaver

Remembering Wendy Hall

Remembering Wendy Hall By Ken Rimany, Partner Adirondack Wild. Wendy Hall, founder of the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, which she ran alongside her husband Stephen Hall (who also is a long-time Almanack contributor), passed away on Sunday. Ken Rimany, a partner with Adirondack Wild, shared this recollection: Incomparable champions of all wildlife, big and small, Wendy and Steve…

David Gibson with a group at the New York State Legislature building

In Adirondack Common Cause

In Adirondack Common Cause Adirondack Wild and I have been among those who heralded the NYS Court of Appeals ruling in May that the only way for the Department of Environmental Conservation to construct snowmobile community connector trails in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserve was through a constitutional amendment. Protect the Adirondacks! lawsuit had…

Adirondack Wild & Public Comments Improve Kildare Tract Management Plan

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 7, 2021Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081 Adirondack Wild & Public Comments Improve Kildare Tract Management Plan Comments from the nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild and the public have positively influenced state planning for one of the most sensitive areas of the Adirondack Park, the Raquette-Boreal area. The final plan released by the NYS Department…

Drainage setup

“What are the climate impacts of this project”?

“What Are The Climate Impacts Of This Project”? On July 18, 2019, Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) was signed into law.  To quote from the NYS Climate Council website, “New York State’s Climate Act is the among the most ambitious climate laws in the world and requires New York to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent…