Protect the Adirondacks contends that a change in regulations proposed by the Adirondack Park Agency will lead to more clear-cutting.
The APA is seeking public comment on the change in policy, which the agency’s board approved in November.
“PROTECT believes that a decision by the APA to significantly loosen clearcutting rules will have wide ranging implications for long-term forest management in the Adirondack Park as well as seriously undermine public support for the state conservation easement program, among other negative consequences. ‘The Adirondack Park has largely avoided the clearcutting controversy that raged over policy for National Forest lands, in Maine and Vermont. In Vermont statewide legislation significantly reformed the practice. This proposal seems like a step backwards,’ said Peter Bauer, executive director of Protect.
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