New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced improvements and actions at the Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area (MUA) and Zoar Valley Unique Area in southern Erie and northern Cattaraugus counties. The improvements are designed to promote public safety and enhance the visitor experience at one of Western New York’s most scenic and ecologically diverse natural areas. [Read more…] about DEC Announces Changes For Zoar Valley
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comments on Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for proposed management actions to the Fish Creek Pond Public Campground Unit Management Plan (UMP). [Read more…] about Comments Sought On Fish Creek Pond Campground Changes
The Town took over ownership of this property in 2019; this ownership will be retained and ORDA will lease the site for 50 years with a 50-year renewal for the purpose of expanding ORDA’s Olympic Training Center. ORDA will be responsible for the removal of the current structure, relieving the town of the financial burden of this undertaking, while upgrading the property. [Read more…] about Olympic Authority Expanding Training Center
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), a New York State government agency created in 1971 by the State Legislature to develop long-range public and private land use plans for the Adirondack Park, has issued an annual report for 2020. [Read more…] about Adirondack Park Agency Issues 2020 Annual Report
New research conducted by Camoin 310 of Saratoga Springs for the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) in Lake Placid and the Economic Development Corporation of Warren County (EDC) shows there is a strong interest for relocation to the Adirondacks across all income brackets in the Regional Market Area. This area includes New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. [Read more…] about Survey: Many Say They Plan To Become Adirondack Residents
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Roberta Brandes Gratz’s book It’s a Helluva Town: Joan K. Davidson, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, and the Fight for a Better New York (Bold Type Books, 2020) looks back at key moments in New York City’s development, starting with the history of the J.M. Kaplan Fund and its role in shaping the city from the Second World War to the present. [Read more…] about It’s a Helluva Town: Roberta Brandes Gratz Virtual Author Talk
The Northern Forest Center has released a new strategy outlining how Adirondack communities can arrest demographic and economic decline by attracting new residents. With an aging population, many Adirondack communities are struggling to maintain strong schools, a robust workforce, and vital civic institutions. [Read more…] about New Strategy Focuses On Attracting New Adirondack Residents
The Open Space Institute (OSI) and the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) have moved to jointly file an amicus brief in support of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in a case now being heard at the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court.
Protect the Adirondacks (Protect) was recently granted a 4-1 decision by the Appellate Division, Third Department, that Class II Community Community snowmobile trail construction resulted in an unconstitutional destruction of trees on the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Protect is now defending that decision against an appeal by the state. [Read more…] about Advocates Divided Over Tree Cutting In Adirondack Park
The Adirondack Council today urged the Adirondack Park Agency to substantially modify or reject two permit requests for poorly-sited cell towers near the Hamilton County communities of Indian Lake and Inlet.
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has never denied a request for a cell tower permit. [Read more…] about Adirondack Council: Plan For Poorly Sited Cell Towers Should Be Revised
As the decade of the 1990s began, noted Adirondack conservationist and wilderness coalition leader Paul Schaefer’s eyesight was failing. He had macular degeneration. We had noticed that this skilled carpenter, home and cabin builder and historic restorationist was no longer hitting the nail squarely on its head. We worried about him continuing to drive. [Read more…] about Adirondack Advocate Paul Schaefer’s Influence On The Northway