Groups Call  on APA to Bring USL Marina to Public Hearing

Adirondack CouncilAdirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest PreserveProtect the Adirondacks !Sierra Club Atlantic ChapterUpper Saranac Foundation For Release May 13, 2024 Contact: Raul Aguirre, Adirondack Council, 518-873-2240Claudia Braymer, Protect the Adirondacks, 518-251-2700Roger Downs, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, 518-426-9144David Gibson, Adirondack Wild, 518-469-4081Tom Swayne, Upper Saranac Foundation, 518- 796-1052 Groups Call  on APA to Bring USL…

Governor has Big Opportunity to Strengthen the APA, says Adirondack Wild

For Release April 10, 2024Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Governor has Big Opportunity to Strengthen the APA, says Adirondack Wild The nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has written to Governor Kathy Hochul asking her to strengthen the make-up of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) this spring. The organization asks the Governor to…

Adirondack Park Lobby Day in Albany

For Release March 4, 2024Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Adirondack Park Lobby Day in Albany Albany, NY – Members from 17 different Adirondack organizations, over 100 in all, met with 67 state legislative offices during Adirondack Park Lobby Day on Feb. 26 to advocate for state funding and policy advancements for the Adirondack Park and State…

Adirondack Wild Hails Conservation Easements at Follensby Pond

For Release February 14, 2024Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Adirondack Wild Hails Conservation Easements at Follensby Pond The nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve welcomes the announcement this week of new conservation easements at the historic Follensby Pond, providing public recreational access off the Raquette River, long-term ecological research, guided and managed visitation…

Adirondack Wild calls for End of Mineral Exploration in the Jay Mountain Wilderness

For Release January 19, 2024Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Adirondack Wild calls for End of Mineral Exploration in the Jay Mountain Wilderness The nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is encouraging first passage of an amendment to Article XIV of the NYS Constitution that would sunset or limit the time when NYCO Minerals…

Adirondack Wild 2023 Honorees

Adirondack Wild Meets at the Newcomb Visitor Interpretive Center. Newcomb, NY – The Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb played host this month to Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve’s annual meeting and 2023 award presentations. The Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award, named after 20th century wilderness preservation leader Paul Schaefer, was presented to Steven Englebright.…

APA Proposal Restricts Public Comment. It Should be Rejected.

April 12, 2023Contact: David Gibson, Adirondackwild.org518-469-4081, dgibson@adirondackwild.org APA Proposal Restricts Public Comment. It Should be Rejected. Ray Brook, NY –  A staff proposal at the Adirondack Park Agency this month could eliminate two-thirds of oral public comment opportunities, restrict general written comments, and fast track APA policy decisions. These proposals should be rejected by the…