“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 Betrays Duties under SLMP

On Essex Chain Lakes, APA betrays public duties under the State Land Master Plan; Unit Management Plan Does Not Comply with Executive Law, Group Asserts

Ray Brook, NY – In its response to Adirondack Wild and hundreds of other public comments about the Essex Chain of Lakes Primitive Area Unit Management Plan, the NYS Adirondack Park Agency staff appears to have given up on its responsibilities under the State Land Master Plan to ensure that State Land management actions comply with existing laws. read PDF>

Advocates Promote Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness Expansion

With 35,000 New Motor-Free Acres, Area Would Rival National Parks Out West

NEWCOMB, N.Y. – Regional, statewide and national conservation organizations and supporters sent a letter Monday to Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging him to protect the Adirondack Park’s wilderness legacy, while opening spectacular new landscapes to public recreation and boosting the economies of the surrounding communities. read PDF>

Adirondack Wild Thanks DEC for Blocking Oil Car Junkyard near the High Peaks

Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has written to NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Marc Gerstman thanking the Department for urging Saratoga-North Creek Railroad (Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC) not to store oil tankers on the Lake Sanford railroad spur in Essex County. read PDF>

Adirondack Wild announces 2015 Awards

North Creek, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve presented awards to individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to the conservation, stewardship and educational values of wild lands. The awards were presented during the organization’s Annual Members Meeting at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, NY on October 3. read PDF>

5th Annual Meeting

Adirondack Wild Hosts Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday October 3 at Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek

North Creek, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve convenes its 5th annual meeting of members and friends on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 1:00 PM- 4 PM at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, NY. read PDF>

Adirondack Wild Urges Governor Cuomo to Take Action on Proposed Oil Train Junkyard in the Adirondack High Peaks

Newcomb, NY –In a letter released today, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve appealed to Governor Andrew Cuomo to take action on a proposal by a private rail company to store hundreds of discarded oil tank cars on railroad tracks in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park.  read PDF>

Adirondack Park Faces a Crossroad, and New Threats;

Adirondack Wild’s report calls for higher Park Standards and offers Recommendations for Policy Changes.

A report released today concludes that New York’s Adirondack Park faces serious threats due to the failure by State agencies in recent years to protect and preserve the Park’s wild forest character and natural resources.  The report, The Adirondack Park at a Crossroad: A Road Map for Action, is by Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve. It concludes that APA and DEC are failing to fulfill their legal obligations to protect and preserve sensitive Park wildlife, wilderness, open space, and water resources.  read PDF>

Organizations will not Appeal on Matter of NYCO Mineral Explorations

Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, Protect the Adirondacks!, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter and the Atlantic States Legal Foundation have decided not to appeal the decision of Essex County Supreme Court in the matter of test drilling for the mineral wollastonite on “Lot 8” in the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area in Lewis. 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.

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