“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


Governor Cuomo should have Signed Environmental Enhancement Legislation

Niskayuna and Keene, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve believes Governor Andrew Cuomo should have signed legislation on his desk which would have provided $56 million of revenue from the state’s most successful recycling program – its bottle deposit law - over a six year period to the State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). read PDF>

Stewarding the Wild Adirondacks Workshop set for Paul Smith’s VIC;
Seeks to Connect Diverse Park Programs

Paul Smith’s, NY – The president and chief executive officer of the Student Conservation Association and Dr. Curt Stager of Paul Smith’s College will be among the speakers featured at a workshop seeking to connect the Park’s various natural resource stewardship programs together to improve communication and potential collaboration. The workshop is underwritten by a grant from International Paper. read PDF>

Awards to recognize outstanding efforts for wilderness, wildlife and ecotourism

Old Forge, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve presents an awards program on Friday, September 28 at its Annual Meeting at VIEW, the arts center in Old Forge. The awards recognize individuals from the area who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and stewardship of wild lands, to ecotourism based upon the area’s wilderness, and to educating others about the importance of safeguarding wild nature in the Adirondack Park. read PDF>

Adirondack Wild hails Governor Andrew Cuomo’s action to protect TNC Finch Pruyn’s 69,000 acres as Forest Preserve.

Keene, NY -- Partners with Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve today hailed yesterday’s announcement by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens that 69,000 acres of the former Finch, Pruyn lands would be purchased by the State of New York and protected as “forever wild” lands of the NYS Forest Preserve. read PDF>

Embracing Forever Wild, and Advancing the Values of a Wild Adirondack Park; 40th Anniversary of the SLMP Presents many Opportunities

Keene, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has issued a report that calls upon Governor Andrew Cuomo and all state agencies to advance and expand upon the many positive values of wild lands in our Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserve, protected by Article 14 of the State Constitution. The report was issued to mark the 40th anniversary of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. read PDF>

APA lacked the will, not the authority to change the design of Adirondack Club and Resort

Keene, NY – In its decision to permit the Adirondack Club and Resort near Tupper Lake, the NYS Adirondack Park Agency had all the authority it needed to cluster the subdivisions, reduce infrastructure costs, conserve the backcountry, prevent forest fragmentation, protect water quality, wildlife and sensitive ecosystems, and perpetuate forestry and hunting traditions, says the group Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve. read PDF>

Park Agency Sets Low Standard with Permit For Sprawling Adirondack Club and Resort Project - Largest Development in Agency History

Ray Brook, NY – A permit for the proposed Adirondack Club and Resort (ACR) project approved today by the Adirondack Park Agency sets a low standard for the APA, says the organization Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve. read PDF>

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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 | ©