“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


Adirondack Wild calls for tabling of Moose River Plains UMP and for additional time for dialogue about the future of this Wild Forest Wild land principles are violated in overly complex Unit Management Plan

Inlet, NY – Following its recent investigations in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve calls upon the New York State Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to table actions on a proposed draft unit management plan (UMP) for the 82,239 acre area within the Adirondack Forest Preserve in the central Adirondack Park.

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Hike to St. Regis Mountain Helps Secure Next Generation's Interest in "Forever Wild"

Paul Smiths, NY – Students enrolled in Pace University Law School’s research seminar on “Forever Wild” recently climbed St. Regis Mountain in the Adirondack Park to learn more about contemporary wilderness issues and to apply their research about enhancing New York’s Forever Wild Constitution and related legal mandates. The hike was led by partners with Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, a non-profit advocacy and educational organization dedicated to providing opportunities for dialogue for the wild and training for wild land stewardship.
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Historic Status for Fire Towers on St. Regis and Hurricane Mountains

would violate the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, and the State’s duty to manage these areas as wilderness.

Alternatives for relocating the towers as educational and cultural attractions in their towns and hamlets have yet not been evaluated

Keene, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has written the APA advising that any immediate classification of the summits of Hurricane and St. Regis Mountains to Historic status would violate several provisions of the State Land Master Plan. The Agency is recommending that very action tomorrow at their monthly meeting in Ray Brook.
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State Leaders Urged to Implement Ecosystem-based Management for NYS Forest Preserve in Adirondack and Catskill Parks
  • Adirondack Wild believes Lessons from Gulf of Mexico Disasters Demand Action
  • Principles to manage ecosystems in the Great Lakes and to protect habitats of rare species should be observed in our state’s largest wild land complex, the Forest Preserve
  • Group will evaluate State actions based on ecosystem and wilderness management concepts and will promote a Dialogue for the Wild.

Keene, NY -- Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve calls upon New York’s Governor and all State Agencies to apply long needed ecosystem-based, wild land management principles and goals in its decisions about State lands and State-owned conservation easements in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. The group will be sponsoring a Dialogue for the Wild in upcoming weeks and months, and invites the State’s full participation.
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Formation of a new Adirondack conservation organization announced;

Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve inspired by historic legacy, and today’s wilderness opportunities

Keene, NY – A new advocacy and educational organization with an historic wilderness legacy and niche is launching today. Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve will focus on a long range vision of the benefits of wild lands all across New York State, including the constitutionally protected Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserve. Adirondack Wild will advocate when wild lands are threatened, be a strong partner to protect them, and train stewards to care for them. Its constituency will be all those who love and value wilderness and wild lands from New York State, and beyond.
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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.

Top left Mink Pond, Minerva © Ken Rimany; Loon ©Ken Rimany

Peter Brinkley, Honorary Chair
Terry Jandreau, Chair
Kenneth J. Rimany, Partner
David H. Gibson, Managing Partner
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Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve    Founded 1945   PO Box 9247 • Niskayuna New York 12309 | ©