Protect seeks halt to roadwork in MacIntyre wilderness area By James M. Odato An environmental activist group with a history of success suing the state has filed a new legal challenge demanding that a one mile stretch of wilderness road be … [Read more...] about Conservation advocacy group sues state again
Draft designed to guide future trail work and other projects; public invited to comment By Gwendolyn Craig In May 2021, the New York State Court of Appeals issued a rare ruling on the state constitution’s language protecting the Adirondack and … [Read more...] about Tree cutting policy 2.0: DEC releases draft forest preserve work plan
Purchase adds to lands open to public in Five Ponds Wilderness By Mike Lynch Northeast Wilderness Trust has purchased one of the few remaining private inholdings in the Five Ponds Wilderness. The inholding, now called the Bear Pond Forest, … [Read more...] about Trust acquires wild swath in western Adirondacks
Paul Smith’s system opened the woods for skiers By Gwendolyn Craig At the northern part of the Adirondack Park, a band of outdoor enthusiasts have created backcountry ski trails, which they hope state officials will use as a model for the … [Read more...] about Jenkins Mountain backcountry ski trails: A forest preserve model?
Record number of women graduate academy By Gwendolyn Craig More forest rangers will be patrolling the Adirondack Park and its outskirts than ever before, following the graduation of 38 new recruits on Friday in Lake Placid. The state … [Read more...] about Larger ranger force to patrol the Adirondacks
How $150 million was used for open space and farmland protection By Gwendolyn Craig Former NYS Gov. George Pataki’s personal connection to the Adirondacks perhaps made it a conservation spotlight. At the time, timber companies were pulling … [Read more...] about 1996 Bond Act lookback: Adirondack land conservation