The two timber investment management organizations together currently control almost two-thirds of all 781,000 privately owned acres of Adirondack timberlands that are covered by state conservation easements. The agreements call for sustainable forestry, essentially cutting less timber than the tracts grow as measured over ten-year periods.
Some environmentalists want more active state oversight of the 781,000 acres of privately owned timberlands in the Adirondacks that are governed by conservation easements with New York.
A list of conservation easement owners in the Adirondack Park.
Five years ago voters changed the New York Constitution to give an Adirondack mining business the right to dig in the state Forest Preserve, in part to save local jobs. So far, it hasn’t worked out that way.
Paddlers are planning to congregate at Weller Pond Saturday to show their support for making the water body, along with Little Weller Pond, motorless.
Federal inaction on Midwestern pollution controls represents a threat of returned acid rain deposition in the Adirondacks, according to Sen. Chuck Shchumer.
Lake Placid has three times more parking asphalt than state roadways, compounding salt pollution from snowplow operations.
Lake Champlain’s Port Henry Beach in the eastern Adirondacks has reopened to swimming after it was closed for a week because of harmful algae blooms.
Would-be swimmers at Lake George’s Million Dollar Beach, which closed for 10 days last summer and one day this year due to high coliform bacteria counts, can call to check whether it’s open for swimming.
The state announced this week that it is plans to limit parking at busy trailheads, but a leading environmental organization says it needs to take that plan one step further. Adirondack Council says the state should implement a permit system that requires people to make reservations ahead of time at busy trailheads.