VIEWPOINT By Jack K. Drury Finally there’s a serious attempt to collect data on how a permit system might provide a higher quality wilderness experience. But what were we waiting for, New York City’s Central Park to provide a higher quality … [Read more...] about Now’s the right time for permits
How should the APA position itself for the future? This is the ninth in a nine-part series that tells the story of the at-times contentious campaign to create the Adirondack Park Agency, which marks its 50th anniversary in June. By … [Read more...] about Regulators & Rebels pt 9: Reimagine the APA
Viewpoint By Pete Nelson In my third and final column about the recently released High Peaks Advisory Group (HPAG) Final Report, I want to review a few issues that remain undecided, or even contentious. As I wrote previously, the consistently … [Read more...] about Plenty still to decide after High Peaks advisory report
Viewpoint By Pete Nelson In my first column on the High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group (HPAG) Final Report, I focused on adaptive management, the heart of the report and the connective glue that binds together most of the … [Read more...] about Front country is key to protecting High Peaks
Viewpoint By Pete Nelson Last Friday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the long-awaited Final Report from the High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group (HPAG). The HPAG was convened in November … [Read more...] about Adaptive management for the High Peaks
First came word that the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism was suspending ads touting the Adirondacks. Then the governor urged people to stop gathering in groups, and ultimately ordered employers to send workers home. This week the American … [Read more...] about Does social distancing mean discouraging Adirondack visitors this spring and summer?