Adirondack Wild and Protect the Adirondacks sued in 2016 to thwart a Department of Environmental Conservation plan to route a snowmobile trail across newly acquired state land between Indian Lake and Newcomb. The Adirondack Park Agency had signed off on the trail on Chain Lakes Road South, which passes within a half-mile of the Hudson River in a mile-long stretch where the river is designated “wild.”
A new group–Adirondack Wilderness Advocates–is seeking nonprofit status, raising the question of what niche it and several other Adirondack groups fill.
Protect the Adirondacks and Adirondack Wild last week filed a state court challenge in Warren County arguing that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation violated state law in granting itself a variance to build a 9-foot-wide trail and a 12-foot-wide bridge on the Cedar River north of Indian Lake.
Dan Plumley has worked on park conservation issues since the New York Department of Environmental Conservation hired him as a ranger in 1982. He went on to work with other nonprofits, and in 2010 he helped found Adirondack Wild.
Phil Brown, former editor of the Adirondack Explorer, will receive the Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award from Adirondack Wild. Brown will receive the award on November 3 at Adirondack Wild’s annual meeting, which will take place at the Saranac Lake Free Library. Julia Goren will receive the Wild Stewardship Award at the same meeting. Goren ran the Adirondack Mountain Club’s summit stewardship program for years. She worked for ADK from 2006 until this month. She recently took a job with Adirondack Council to update their Vision series. Brown was the editor of the Explorer from 1999 until this past summer when >>More