“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


Whitney Subdivision Plans threaten Adirondack Park
Groups Urge Passage of Conservation Design Legislation
Six environmental organizations have written to NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins not to adjourn this year’s legislative session before passing a measure to preserve the ecological integrity, wildlife, water quality and open space in the Adirondack Park. read PDF>

Adirondack Wild Applauds Court of Appeals Decision in Snowmobile Community Connector Case
The non-profit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is praising today’s decision by the NYS Court of Appeals that the state’s construction of highly engineered community connector trails to accommodate more powerful snowmobiles and tracked grooming equipment violates Article 14, Section 1 of the NYS Constitution. read PDF>

Adirondack Wild Lauds APA Recommendation to Maintain Rural Use
Ray Brook – The nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is praising the Adirondack Park Agency’s staff for recommending denial of a proposed land use map amendment in Lake Luzerne, Warren County APA Staff Memo. The staff recommendation goes before the full agency at its monthly meeting on April 15. read PDF>

Adirondack Wild Applauds Wilderness Pilot Reservation System at the Adirondack Mountain Reserve
St. Hubert’s, NY – The non-profit Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve applauds today’s NYS DEC announcement DEC Press Release by Commissioner Basil Seggos of a pilot reservation system for accessing selected trails from the privately-owned Adirondack Mountain Reserve located off State Rte. 73 in the Town of Keene. read PDF>

APA Set to Approve More Adirondack Park Sprawl. New Subdivision Will Harm Lake, Forest, Wildlife Habitats. Urgent Need for new Legislation.
Northampton, NY - This coming Friday the NYS Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is poised to approve, with conditions, 32 new second home lots, driveways and septic tanks surrounding a private, 100-acre, shallow Woodward Lake in Fulton County. read PDF>

Adirondack Park Agency Approves Fragmenting, Conventional Lake Subdivision.
Need for New Adirondack Legislation Grows More Urgent.
Northhampton, NY – Today’s vote to approve the 34-lot residential subdivision encircling undeveloped Woodward Lake, zoned as Rural Use, makes it urgent to pass new legislation mandating the use of conservation subdivision design for large projects in the Adirondack Park. read PDF>

Chad Dawson Joins Adirondack Wild’s Board
Dr. Chad P. Dawson, formerly a member of the NYS Adirondack Park Agency from 2016 until December 2020, has been elected to Adirondack Wild’s Board of Directors. Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is a not-for-profit membership organization which acts on behalf of public wilderness and embraces wild land values and stewardship on both public and private lands. 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 | ©