Protect Boreas from vehicles

The Adirondack Explorer has provided a comprehensive survey of the Adirondack Park Agency’s upcoming decision regarding the Boreas Ponds classification. The APA holds the greatest responsibility of protecting the Adirondack Forest Preserve, and classifying the 6.8-mile logging road as Wild Forest, thus allowing motorized-vehicle access, would be an ecological disaster.

It is imperative that the APA explore other alternatives, as suggested by many of the Adirondack Park advocacy groups. I encourage allowing people to drive only up to LaBier Flow and then make the short hike to the pond, as opposed to driving all the way up.

I’d like to remind the APA of the state’s constitutional commitment dating to 1894 to keep the Forest Preserve “forever wild.” If the APA can’t be held accountable to that, who can we look to?

Manuela Tauscher, Saratoga Springs

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