The Waterman Fund awarded a record amount of funding to northeast alpine stewardship groups this year. Each year the Waterman Fund awards grant funding to support education, research, and trail projects in northeast alpine areas. This year, the fund awarded just over $65,000 in support of six projects. [Read more…] about Waterman Fund Grants Support Northeast Alpine Stewardship
The Adirondack Land Trust has purchased 60 acres surrounded by the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest, closing a gap in the New York State Forest Preserve. [Read more…] about Adirondack Park Inholding Protected, Closing Forest Preserve Gap
DEC and APA websites reveal that 777,206 acres of private land in the Adirondack Park are protected in some fashion by a state-owned conservation easement.
During the Adirondack Park Centennial year of 1992 there were 93,000 acres of private lands under state-owned easement in the Park. [Read more…] about The First Adirondack Conservation Easement
The Ausable River Association (AsRA) has hired Peru, NY resident Gary Henry for the position of stream restoration associate. [Read more…] about Ausable River Association Hires New Stream Restoration Associate
The Open Space Institute (OSI) has announced the acquisition of a property in the Town of Chesterfield that protects local water quality and furthers regional connectivity of protected land.
Located near Keeseville, just north of Willsboro Bay on Lake Champlain, the property will also open additional land for recreation and provide users with scenic views of the lake. [Read more…] about Overlooking Champlain: More of Trembleau Mountain Protected
The accreditation seal represents their commitment to meeting national quality standards for permanently protecting important natural places in the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about Lake Placid Land Conservancy Earns Accreditation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) have announced it has established a perpetual conservation easement on a priority parcel in the Six Mile Creek watershed in the town of Dryden, Tompkins County. [Read more…] about 180 Acres Protected In Six Mile Creek Watershed
Three State Parks in the Hudson Valley added more than 260 acres of open space under $1.14 million in State funding from the Environmental Protection Fund and Hudson Highlands Conservation Act. [Read more…] about State Parks Grow in the Hudson Valley
DEC’s Division of Lands and Forests has released the 2020 New York State Forest Action Plan. This document is revised every 10 years and provides long-term strategies for addressing the challenges faced by forests today. [Read more…] about DEC Releases New York State Forest Action Plan
The Adirondack Council has issued a statement to the press applauding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal for its focus on many of the state’s environmental priorities and detailing budget items related to the Adirondack Park: [Read more…] about Proposed State Budget Includes Adirondack Environmental Priorities