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November, 2019

APA To Consider Sentinel Range Wilderness, Blue Mtn Wild Forest Changes


The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook this Thursday, November 14, 2019. The Board will consider if proposed changes for the Sentinel Range Wilderness Area Unit Management Plan, and the Blue Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan conform to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. What follows is a meeting agenda provided by the APA: On Thursday at 9:00 a.m., the Full Agency will convene for Executive Director Terry Martino’s monthly report. At 9:30 a.m., the Regulatory Programs Committee will be briefed by agency staff on large-scale residential subdivision permits >>More


November, 2019

Wood Products Promotion Proposals Sought


The Future Forest Economy Initiative has announced they are looking for new ideas, products and markets to increase demand for wood across the northern New England and New York. The deadline for concepts to considered in the first round of funding in 2020 is Dec. 2, 2019. The initiative — a cooperative effort of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, and the Northern Forest Center — grew out of a congressional mandate to support the development of markets for wood products. Over the next three years, the Initiative cooperators are expected to invest $2.6 >>More


November, 2019

High Peaks Public Use Planning Announced, Advisory Group Named


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced a new strategic planning initiative, with a goal of sustainably managing public use in the Adirondack High Peaks. The High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group, comprised of what a DEC press announcement called “key stakeholders with expertise in local government, recreation, natural resource protection, business, tourism, and other priority areas” are expected to collaboratively provide advice on how to balance issues associated with the increased public use of the High Peaks, “DEC and our partners are working hard to address impacts associated with increased use of the >>More


November, 2019

Dealing with the Environmental Effects of Flooding


Heavy rain has led to historic flooding in parts of the Adirondacks.  Waters are receding, but the clean up and repairs will continue for some time as Adirondackers return to flooded homes and camps.  Some will return to flooded outbuildings, destroyed docks and shoreline changes. Building owners with flooded basements should check for sheens or odors from gasoline, oil or substances that may have leaked from fuel oil storage tanks, furnaces or motorized equipment before pumping out water. If a sheen or odor is present, contact the DEC Spills Hotline at 1-800-457-7362. They can work with building owners to determine >>More


November, 2019

Local Farm Grant Program Launched


The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has launched a new grant program to fund projects that is expected to strengthen local farms and food businesses. Farmers, food entrepreneurs, food hubs and cooperatives within ANCA’s 14-county service area are invited to submit Local Farm Grant requests of $2,500 to $45,000 for projects that address gaps in the food chain supply chain, increase opportunity for value-added processing or secure business development services. The Local Farm Grant is being funded in full by anonymous donors who participated » Continue Reading. View original post.


October, 2019

Indian Lake Planning For New ‘Commons’ Property


The Town of Indian Lake has announced a multi-day public workshop to plan for the future of “The Commons,” formerly known as the Townsend property. The public is invited to join the Town’s Advisory Committee at St. Mary’s Church, on November 14th, 15th, and 16th to help identify reuse opportunities for The Commons, a 7.7-acre downtown lot. The Advisory Committee will be hosting open house sessions that are open to the public and participants will be encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas regarding how best to repurpose the site. The open house session will be held from 1 to >>More


October, 2019

Indian Lake Planning For New ‘Commons’ Property


The Town of Indian Lake has announced a multi-day public workshop to plan for the future of “The Commons,” formerly known as the Townsend property. The public is invited to join the Town’s Advisory Committee at St. Mary’s Church, on November 14th, 15th, and 16th to help identify reuse opportunities for The Commons, a 7.7-acre downtown lot. The Advisory Committee will be hosting open house sessions that are open to the public and participants will be encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas regarding how best to repurpose the site. The open house session will be held from 1 to >>More


October, 2019

Paul Smith’s College Becoming Nordic Training Center


Paul Smith’s College, the lone four-year institution in the Adirondacks, is about to become the East Coast Training Center for USA Nordic, the national governing body for ski jumping and Nordic combined in this country. The announcement comes as USA Nordic embarks on an initiative to establish similar training centers in the central and western United States.  The East Coast Nordic Training Center at Paul Smith’s College will officially open and begin accepting student/athletes for the fall 2020 semester. The Paul Smith’s College VIC trails are currently utilized year-round for athletic training. A three-mile expansion of the trail network and >>More


October, 2019

Paul Smith’s College Awarded $100k for Esports


Paul Smith’s College has accepted a $100,000 gift to fund the creation of an on-campus training and competition space for Esports, featuring “state-of-the-art gaming equipment and spectator seating.” The gift comes from Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family and the facility will be named “The Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family Esports Lab.”  It’s expected to serve as home field for the college’s esports club, which quickly brought on 70 members since its formation this spring. On-campus tournaments are expected to be hosted in the space. Globally, Esports participation and viewership is surging. According to research firm Newzoo, » Continue Reading. View original post.


October, 2019

Forever Wild And Cutting Small Diameter Trees


In the July 2019 legal decision in favor of Protect the Adirondacks, regarding the constitutionality of excessive tree cutting by state agencies to build a network of Class II community connector snowmobile trails in the Adirondack Forest Preserve, the Appellate Division, Third Department, ruled that the cutting of over 25,000 trees to build these trails violated Article 14, Section 1, of the state Constitution, the famed “forever wild” provision. This article looks at the meaning of Article 14, Section 1, in light of this new ruling. (A related article dealt with use of the word “timber” in Article 14 of >>More




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