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…

Letter to APA Re. Adjudicatory Public Hearings

John Ernst, Chair, Members and DesigneesNYS Adirondack Park AgencyP.O. Box 99Ray Brook, NY 12977Dear Chairman Ernst, Members, and Designees, Letter to APA Re. Adjudicatory Public Hearings The undersigned organizations and individuals have great concerns about the spread of adverse environmental impacts across the Adirondack Park and what appears to be an ongoing resistance by the…

Re. Round Goby Threat to Lake Champlain

The Hon. Kathy Hochul, GovernorState of New YorkExecutive ChamberState CapitolAlbany, NY 12224 Re. Round Goby Threat to Lake Champlain Dear Governor, Adirondack Wild wishes to join the Adirondack and New York Nature Conservancy, the Lake Champlain Basin Program, the Essex County Board of Supervisors, and many other stakeholders in asking that the Canal Corporation issue…