Letter to the Governor – Nominations for the NYS Adirondack Park Agency

Honorable Kathy Hochul, GovernorExecutive ChamberState CapitolAlbany, NY 12224 Adirondack CouncilAdirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest PreserveEnvironmental Advocates of New YorkProtect the AdirondacksSierra Club Atlantic Chapter Dear Governor Hochul: 2023 presents major challenges and great opportunities for the Adirondack Park. The year will kick off with the World University Games in Lake Placid and North Creek,…

RE: December 2021 hunting incident of gray wolf underscores need for DEC to increase protections

RE: December 2021 hunting incident of gray wolf underscores need for DEC to increase protections To: Commissioner Basil SeggosNew York Department of Environmental Conservation625 BroadwayAlbany, NY  12233-1010Via: Basil.Seggos@dec.ny.gov CC:     DEC Wildlife Bureau (wildlife@dec.ny.gov)Assemblymember Steve Englegight, (EngleS@nyassembly.gov)Governor Kathy Hochul   Dear Commissioner Seggos, In December 2021, a hunter in New York shot and killed a large…

Re. Project 2021-0256, DEC, Wetland Impacts Along Multi-Use Trail

Re. Project 2021-0256, DEC, Wetland Impacts Along Multi-Use Trail David GibsonManaging PartnerAdirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest PreserveBallston Lake, NY 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Dear Mr. Haralson, Thanks to the Agency’s longstanding study and mapping of Adirondack watersheds and wetlands, the APA has applied a fine filter to the varied characteristics, classifications, and values of Park wetlands over…

Re. Deerwood Subdivision Tree Clearing, Lot 9

Re. Deerwood Subdivision Tree Clearing, Lot 9 David GibsonManaging PartnerAdirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest PreserveBallston Lake, NY 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Dear Ms. Rice and Mr. Ernst, The undersigned organizations write out of concern for an anticipated future application to the APA from the owners of Lot # 9, Deerwood Subdivision, Upper Saranac Lake, to cut out…

Re. Public Comment, Wild Forest Guideline No. 4, “No Material Increase”

Re. Public Comment, Wild Forest Guideline No. 4, “No Material Increase” David GibsonManaging PartnerAdirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest PreserveBallston Lake, NY 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Comment Summary: Adirondack Wild appreciates having the 60-day comment period, as it affords the public sufficient time to try and relate this particular State Land Master Plan guideline for which you are…

Re. Comments on Climate Scoping Plan

Comments to: the New York State Climate Action Council David GibsonManaging PartnerAdirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest PreserveBallston Lake, NY 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org On behalf of the nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, we are pleased to submit these comments on the Draft Scoping Plan. Your visionary scope extending to specific strategies that reach…

Re. A. 794, an amendment of Article XIV, “Forever Wild,” at the former Camp Gabriels

The Hon. Steve Englebright, Chair, Environmental Conservation CommitteeThe Hon. Charles Lavine, Chair, Judiciary CommitteeNYS AssemblyAlbany, NY 12248 David GibsonManaging PartnerAdirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest PreserveBallston Lake, NY 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Re. A. 794, an amendment of Article XIV, “Forever Wild,” at the former Camp Gabriels Dear Assembly Members Englebright and Lavine, We write out of concern…

Memorandum of Support for S. 1145 – To Senator Kaminsky, regarding Conservation Design

An Act to amend the executive law in relation to preserving ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack Park, sponsored by Senator Kaminsky, et.al. David GibsonManaging PartnerAdirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest PreserveBallston Lake, NY 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Memorandum of Support for S. 1145 – To Senator Kaminsky, regarding Conservation Design Adirondack Wild: Friends of…

Letter to the Editor – Adirondack Explorer

Letters to the EditorThe Adirondack Explorer David GibsonManaging PartnerAdirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest PreserveBallston Lake, NY 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Letter to the Editor – Adirondack Explorer In your May/June issue, Brad Edmondson, author of A Wild Idea, reviews another book just out, Inside the Green Lobby, by Bernard Melewski. Brad’s book review is factually misleading in…