Adirondack Wild Presents 2020 Wilderness Award

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 19, 2020Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081 Adirondack Wild Presents 2020 Wilderness Award   Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has presented its 2020 Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award, the organization’s highest honor, to Kevin Chlad, Director of Government Relations for the Adirondack Council with offices in Elizabethtown and in Albany. “Adirondack Wild has…

Conservation of Whitney Park an Urgent Priority, says advocate Adirondack Wild

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 30, 2020Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081 Conservation of Whitney Park an Urgent Priority, says advocate Adirondack Wild   Yesterday’s announcement by landowner John Hendrickson of his intent to sell the remaining 36,000 acres of Whitney Park in Long Lake ought to command the immediate attention of state and private land conservation and planning…

High Peaks Recommendations Should Connect to Wilderness Management Plan

For Immediate ReleaseJune 25, 2020Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081 High Peaks Recommendations Should Connect to Wilderness Management Plan   Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve recognizes the initial efforts of the High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group which issued an interim report this week. “An advisory body of diverse stakeholders, all volunteers, has been meeting…

Adirondack lake and forest proposed for large, damaging subdivision and development.

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 5, 2020Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081 Adirondack lake and forest proposed for large, damaging subdivision and development. Adirondack Wild Urges APA to Declare Application Incomplete. Northampton, NY – The nonprofit wild land advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is raising concerns about an application for a 37-lot residential subdivision development of…

Adirondack Conservationists Converge on State Capitol

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 10, 2020Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081 Adirondack Conservationists Converge on State Capitol Seeking Personnel, Funding, Legislation to Better Protect Park ALBANY, N.Y. – Adirondack conservationists met at the State Capitol today to seek funding, personnel and legislation that would protect the Adirondack Park’s forests, waters and wildlife from surging crowds and inappropriate development…

Adirondack Wild Asks for More DEC Forest Rangers in State Budget

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 28, 2020Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081 Adirondack Wild Asks for More DEC Forest Rangers in State Budget Albany, NY – While applauding large portions of Governor Cuomo’s proposed environmental budget, including support for the Governor’s Restore Mother Nature Bond Act, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve submitted testimony to the State Legislature…

Adirondack Wild Applauds Cuomo’s Restore Mother Nature Bond Act

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 10, 2020Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081 Adirondack Wild Applauds Cuomo’s Restore Mother Nature Bond Act; Support Needed for Rangers, Wilderness Stewardship, Private Forests,River Restoration Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve today applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $3 Billion Restore Mother Nature bond act for its potential to help chronically underfunded stewardship of…

Adirondack and Catskill Organizations Oppose Merger of NYS DEC Forest Rangers and ECOs

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 6, 2020Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081 Adirondack and Catskill Organizations Oppose Merger of NYS DEC Forest Rangers and ECOs Contact:Michael Barrett, Adirondack Mountain Club, 518-668-4447Peter Bauer, Protect the Adirondacks, 518-251-2700David Gibson, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, 518-469-4081Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper, 845- 439-1230Willie Janeway, Adirondack Council, 518-873-2240Jeff Senterman, Catskill Center, 845-586-2611 Albany,…