"Paul Schaefer knew that these lands should be protected within the Forest Preserve
since the 1950s. He urged us to work towards that end beginning in the mid 1980s
through the Friends of the Forest Preserve. He worked to persuade the leaders of
Finch Pruyn to feel as he did about the special qualities of these places
which should be valued more for their wildness than for short-term gains."


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We believe that in order to effectively be the voice for the Adirondack wilderness, we have to first listen to the many voices around us. We have many friends, colleagues, intellects and environmental advocates that help us to help keep you informed. Please select from the archives on the right - and check back often for updates!

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.

Top left, Early morning mist at Beaver Mt., North Woods Club © Ken Rimany

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