Re. APA 2021-0075, Red Rock Quarry Project

Mr. Devan KornNYS Adirondack Park AgencyP.O. Box 99Ray Brook, NY 12977 Re. APA 2021-0075, Red Rock Quarry Project Dear Mr. Korn:A variety of concerns have already been expressed by the community of residents adjacent to and near this granite quarry project site about potential impacts to and from: • White Lake,• White Lake outlet and…

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From Perkins Clearing to Cathead Mountain

From Perkins Clearing To Cathead Mountain I was hiking in Hamilton County recently when one of my companions spoke of the days of the Perkins Clearing land exchange (1979), a publicly supported amendment to Article 14 of the NYS Constitution which led to a significant land exchange between the State of New York and International…

Forest Ranger Academy

For Immediate ReleaseJune 15, 2021 Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Friends of the Forest Preserve Applauds Dedicated Forest Ranger Academy Wanakena, NY – Leaders of the nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve are hailing the recent announcement of an independent Training Academy for the NYS DEC Forest Rangers to be held next year.…

Re. Fish Creek Campground Unit Management Plan

Richard Weber Deputy Director, Planning NYS Adirondack Park Agency PO Box 99 Ray Brook, NY 12977 Re. Fish Creek Campground Unit Management Plan Dear Rick,Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is pleased to comment on the question of compliance of this UMP with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP). Overall: This Unit…

Whitney Subdivision Plans threaten Adirondack Park

For Immediate ReleaseJune 2, 2021Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081 For more information:John Sheehan, Adirondack Council, 518-441-1340David Gibson, Adirondack Wild, 518-469-4081Peter Bauer, Protect the Adirondack, 518-796-0112 Whitney Subdivision Plans threaten Adirondack Park Groups Urge Passage of Conservation Design Legislation Six environmental organizations have written to NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins…

Re. Threat to the Adirondacks and Need for A. 4074/S. 1145

Adirondack CouncilAdirondack Mountain ClubAdirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest PreserveEnvironmental Advocates of New YorkProtect the Adirondacks!Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter   Hon. Carl Heastie, SpeakerHon. Steven Englebright, Environmental Conservation ChairNYS AssemblyAlbany, NY 12248Hon. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Majority LeaderHon. Todd Kaminsky, Environmental Conservation ChairNYS SenateAlbany, NY 12247 Re. Threat to the Adirondacks and Need for A. 4074/S. 1145…

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Fragmenting Whitney Park?

News on May 29 comes from the Times Union’s journalist Wendy Liberatore that the late Marylou Whitney’s husband John Hendrickson plans to apply for an 11-lot subdivision of Whitney Industries land in Long Lake. Unable to sell the 36,000-acres in one fell swoop, Hendrickson tells the TU journalist that he will change the name to Whitney…

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Adirondack Nature Conservancy – An Unheralded Founder

Adirondack Nature Conservancy – An Unheralded Founder Adirondack fiftieth anniversaries abound. While visiting the Adirondack Nature Conservancy website this week I am reminded of this chapter’s founding fifty years ago. Like the legislative formation of the NYS Adirondack Park Agency, an Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy was one of the 181 recommendations of the Temporary…