A judge has blocked the state Department of Environmental Conservation from constructing a bridge over the Cedar River until legal arguments can be heard next month. The ruling by State Supreme Court Justice Robert J. Muller is an interim victory … [Read more...] about Judge delays snowmobile bridge
Wilderness trust buys a new Adirondack preserve
The Northeast Wilderness Trust has purchased more than 2,400 acres in the Champlain Valley, the organization’s biggest project in the Adirondack Park to date. Jon Leibowitz, the trust’s executive director, said the property—dubbed the Eagle … [Read more...] about Wilderness trust buys a new Adirondack preserve
Adirondack Wild says snowmobile trail illegal
Adirondack Wild and a former high-ranking state environmental official contend that the state’s plan to cut a snowmobile trail in the Blue Ridge Wilderness violates the forever-wild clause of the New York Constitution. Adirondack Wild and … [Read more...] about Adirondack Wild says snowmobile trail illegal
Should state buy the Tahawus rail line?
The controversy over the use of a thirty-mile rail line in the central Adirondacks got a lot more interesting in recent weeks. The railroad that has been storing empty tank cars on the line--to the consternation of state and local officials--now … [Read more...] about Should state buy the Tahawus rail line?
APA approves Boreas Ponds classification
After years of public debate, the Adirondack Park Agency voted 8-1 on Friday morning to approve a classification for the Boreas Ponds Tract that splits it into two main categories, Wilderness and Wild Forest. Most environmental groups applauded … [Read more...] about APA approves Boreas Ponds classification
State to merge High Peaks and Dix Wilderness Areas
The state plans to combine the High Peaks Wilderness and Dix Mountain Wilderness after the Adirondack Park Agency classifies the Boreas Ponds Tract and other nearby lands. Kathy Regan, the APA’s deputy director, told the agency’s board Thursday … [Read more...] about State to merge High Peaks and Dix Wilderness Areas