“We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more
than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves
of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.”
—Wallace Stegner's Wilderness Letter, December 3, 1960



Re. Fish Creek Campground Unit Management Plan
Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is pleased to comment on the question of compliance of this UMP with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP). read more >

Re. Threat to the Adirondacks and Need for A. 4074/S. 1145
Our organizations urge you to pass extensively vetted legislation that will preserve the ecological integrity, wildlife, water quality and open space in the Adirondack Park. Assembly 4074/Senate 1145 will strengthen the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) by incorporating modern conservation development principles and practices to curtail widely scattered exurban development, or “rural sprawl” in the Adirondack Park. read more >

Letter to Members of NYS Senate and NYS Assembly
Re. S. 1145 (Senator Kaminsky et. al.) A. 4074 (Assemblymember Englebright et.al.) An Act to amend the executive law in relation to preserving ecological integrity, wildlife and open space in the Adirondack Park read more >

Re. Debar Complex and Debar Lodge Comments
Adirondack Wild is pleased to comment on the proposed Debar Mountain Complex Unit Management Plan and proposed Debar Lodge Intensive Use Area. read more >

Re. Executive Budget for the Environment for FY 2021-22
Overall: Adirondack Wild applauds Governor Cuomo’s executive budget for not cutting environmental protection, stewardship and related staffing despite steep projected reductions in budget revenues. read more >

RE: APA Project 2018-0123, Woodward Lake
Adirondack Wild strongly believes that this subdivision of 1,169 acres of land classified as Resource Management and Rural Use into 34 lots surrounding Woodward Lake, for the reasons set forth herein and in our previous comments should not be approved, and therefore should be subject to an adjudicatory hearing pursuant to Adirondack Park Agency Act, Sec. 809. read more >

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The mission of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is to advance New York’s ‘Forever Wild’ legacy and Forest Preserve policies in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks, and promote public and private land stewardship that is consistent with wild land values through education, advocacy and research.

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Peter Brinkley, Honorary Chair
Terry Jandreau, Chair
Kenneth J. Rimany, Partner
David H. Gibson, Managing Partner
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