Re: Comments on the Revised Kildare, Five Mile Recreation Management Plan

Peter D’LuhoschConservation Easement SpecialistNYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation6739 U.S. Highway 11Potsdam, NY 13676 Re: Comments on the Revised Kildare, Five Mile Recreation Management Plan dated October 2020 Dear Mr. D’Luhosch: Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve (“Adirondack Wild”) appreciates the many important revisions to this RMP since 2017, and the work that DEC Region…

Re. Proposed Essex Chain of Lakes Primitive Area UMP Amendments

Corrie MageeNYS Department of Environmental Conservation232 Golf Course RoadWarrensburg, NY 12885Richard WeberNYS Adirondack Park AgencyP.O. Box 99Ray Brook, NY 12977 Re. Proposed Essex Chain of Lakes Primitive Area UMP Amendments Dear Ms. Magee and Mr. Weber, The proposed amendments to the 2016 Essex Chain of Lakes Management Complex (ECLMC) Unit Management Plan (hereinafter, the “UMP”)…

Re. Programmatic Environmental Assessment/ Combat Aviation Brigade Mission and Training

Ms. Cait SchadockNational Environmental Policy Act CoordinatorDirectorate of Public Works4896 Jones StreetFt. Drum, NY 13602 Re. Programmatic Environmental Assessment/ Combat Aviation Brigade Mission and Training Dear Ms. Schadock, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is a not-for-profit advocate and educator about the wilderness and wild lands of the Adirondack Park, including the Park’s constitutionally…

Re. APA Map Amendment 2019-01, Lake Luzerne

Matt Kendall, Environmental Program SpecialistNYS Adirondack Park AgencyP.O. Box 99Ray Brook, NY 12977 Re. APA Map Amendment 2019-01, Lake Luzerne Dear Mr. Kendall, We write to follow-up our verbal comments at the agency’s May public hearing concerned with the proposed map amendment in the Town of Lake Luzerne. Following the hearing, we investigated the area…

Re. Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor UMP Amendment

Richard Weber, Deputy Director for PlanningNYS Adirondack Park AgencyP.O. Box 99Ray Brook, NY 12977John Ernst, State Land Committee ChairNYS Adirondack Park Agency Re. Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor UMP Amendment Dear Rick and John, Adirondack Wild commends NYS DEC and APA for your recent strengthening of the UMP amendment with respect to the impacts…

Re. Remsen – Lake Placid Travel Corridor UMP Amendment

Richard Weber, Deputy Director for PlanningNYS Adirondack Park AgencyP.O. Box 99Ray Brook, NY 12977 Re. Remsen – Lake Placid Travel Corridor UMP Amendment Dear Rick, Adirondack Wild appreciates the opportunity to comment on the final Travel Corridor UMP amendment and its compliance with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP). In 2017, Supreme Court…

Re. Project 2018-0123, Woodward Lake Subdivision Application

Ariel LynchProject Review OfficerNYS Adirondack Park AgencyP.O. Box 99Ray Brook, NY 12977 Re. Project 2018-0123, Woodward Lake Subdivision Application Dear Ms. Lynch, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the February 12, 2020 application. To date, APA has faithfully followed transparency and comment opportunity guidelines promised by its large-scale subdivision application process. We thank…

Re. Executive Budget for the Environment

Statement to the New York State Legislature Concerning the Executive Budget 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 Overview: Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve enthusiastically supports Governor Cuomo’s proposed $3 Billion Restore Mother…