“New York State should follow through on this conservation plan
supported by many diverse stakeholders and interests,
including the Region 5 Open Space Conservation Advisory Committee,
and all 27 towns who supported the plan in 2008
.”
— Dan Plumley and David Gibson

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FIELD NOTES: EXTENDING THE WILD

Write Governor Cuomo and ask him to fund the
Finch land protection plan for 65,000 acres

by Dan Plumley, Partner

Talking or Writing Points:

• 65,000 acres of the former Finch lands, now owned by the Adirondack Nature Conservancy, deserve to be part of the “forever wild” Adirondack Forest Preserve. They form critical ecological linkages connecting the central and eastern Adirondacks, and possess unique wild, ecological and recreational attributes that would add immeasurably to the overall value of the Forest Preserve.

• Furthermore, these lands once added to the Forest Preserve will be good for the region’s economy and ecology. They will offer new wild lands and waterways to the recreational opportunities available in the central Adirondacks, and encourage new guiding, boat-building and other businesses to serve paddlers and hikers. And they will be fully taxable, adding to the approximately $70 million in taxes now paid on the Forest Preserve

• New York State should follow through on this conservation plan supported by many diverse stakeholders and interests, including the Region 5 Open Space Conservation Advisory Committee, and all 27 towns who supported the plan in 2008. Governor Cuomo should not be dissuaded by organizations who only now wish to derail these agreements.

• The Environmental Protection Fund has sufficient funds this year to begin to carry out this conservation plan. Thank the Governor for his support for the EPF, and his pledge to strengthen it in future years.

Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve encourages you to write and phone Governor Cuomo with your views, and use your own words wherever possible.

By Mail: Hon. Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, State Capitol, Albany, NY 12224

By Fax: 518-473-2344

By Phone: 518-474-8390 By Email: Go to www.governor.ny.gov/contact to fill out the required form.

Thank you so very much.

Please send us a copy of your letter by emailing Dan Plumley, dplumley@adirondackwild.org


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Posted 06/15/11

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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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Terry Jandreau, Chair
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David H. Gibson, Managing Partner
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