“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


APA Classification Decision Today Makes Key Wilderness Gains

APA Classification Decision Today Makes Key Wilderness Gains read PDF>

Adirondack Wild on the Constitutional Amendments

On Tuesday, over a million voters agreed with Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve and others that Proposition 5, authorizing NYCO Minerals to create a new open pit mine in a wilderness area, creates a damaging precedent as a straight commercial transaction on the public’s Forest Preserve. read PDF>

Adirondack Wild’s Annual Awards Program Set in the Champlain Valley; Gary Randorf, Champlain Area Trails , and John Davis to be Honored

Whallonsburg, NY -- Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve presents its highest honor, the Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award, to Gary Randorf for a lifetime of achievement in protecting and educating the world about the wild Adirondack Park. read PDF>

Adirondack Wild Holds Annual Meeting in Champlain Valley

Keene, NY - Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve hosts its Annual Meeting of
members and supporters at The Grange in Whallonsburg, Essex County, on Saturday, October
5, with registration beginning at 9:30 AM. The public is cordially invited to attend. There is no
charge. The historic Grange Hall is located at the corner of Route 22 and Whallons Bay Road,
approximately five miles from the Village of Essex.
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Larger Wilderness to Protect Essex Chain Lakes

Keene, New York -  Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve believes a wider Wilderness buffer is needed to protect the Essex Chain of Lakes, a sensitive group of a dozen small lakes south of Newcomb recently acquired for the publicly-owned and forever wild Adirondack Forest Preserve. 
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Adirondack Wild Calls for Creation of the “Paul Schaefer” Wild River Wilderness to Protect the Essex Chain Lakes, Cedar River and Upper Hudson River for Future Generations

Keene, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is proposing newly acquired Forest Preserve in Newcomb and Minerva to be classified Wilderness in honor of one of the Park’s most influential conservation leaders of the 20th century. read PDF>

Adirondack Wild applauds APA Decision to Table General Permit for Clear-cut logging in the Adirondack Park

Keene, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is pleased with the NYS Adirondack Park Agency’s decision to table a vote tomorrow by its commissioners on the General Permit for clear-cutting on the Park’s private forest lands, and to allow instead for a more deliberative, inclusive, and transparent public process. read PDF>

Adirondack Park Agency Proposed Forest Clearcutting Rules Opposed by Adirondack, State and National Organizations

RAY BROOK -- An unprecedented local, regional, statewide and national coalition of conservation, wilderness and environmental organizations today called upon Governor Andrew Cuomo, Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Chairwoman Leilani Ulrich, and Department of Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens to deny or postpone action on a controversial proposal to ease forest clear-cutting permits in the East’s last great wilderness area, the Adirondack Park. read PDF>

Adirondack Park Agency General Permit Damages Public Relations for Forest Landowners, Reduces Public Comment Without Improving Forest Practices:

Adirondack Wild Calls for Regulation Change
Keene, NY – After a meeting where environmentalists, scientists and forest managers all told the Adirondack Park Agency that changes in its thirty-year old forest regulations were badly needed, the APA has chosen to ignore this advice and proceed with a General Permit for clear-cut logging in the Adirondack Park.  APA is putting the General Permit to a vote of its commissioners at its regularly scheduled meeting on February 14. read PDF>

Taylor Pond Wild Forest Management Plan Sets a Low Ecological Standard

Keene, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve today gives the Taylor Pond Unit Management Plan a low grade. The plan affects over 50,000-acres of Forest Preserve and Wildlife Management Areas connecting Lake Champlain with large Wilderness Areas to the in the Adirondack Park. The NYS Adirondack Park Agency is considering a decision today to deem the plan compliant with the State Land Master Plan during its meeting in Ray Brook. read PDF>

Adirondack Wild Opposed to APA Clearcutting General Permit; Calls for Study, Impact Analysis and Public Dialogue

Keene, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is asking the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to postpone action this month on its proposed General Permit for Clearcutting private forest lands over 25 acres.  The General Permit, scheduled for a decision at the APA’s January 10-11 meeting in Ray Brook, authorizes clearcutting of Adirondack forests with no acreage limitations, and without full APA regional permit review, impact analysis, or opportunity for public comment. 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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