At Adirondack Explorer conference, speakers call for strengthening the APA in order to protect water quality and the region’s wild character. By Mal Provost NOW IN ITS forty-second year, the Adirondack Park Agency is facing a … [Read more...] about Ideas for a better Park
Assessing the APA
By Tom Woodman FOUR DECADES ago the Adirondack Park Agency came into being. It was not an easy birth or infancy. Political opposition weakened this new creature even before it saw the light of day. And controversy surrounded its early years as it … [Read more...] about Park Perspectives: Regaining the Lead in Park Protection
The state needs to do much more to protect shorelines, uplands, and the privately owned backcountry. By Philip Terrie In the Adirondacks, we often point with pride to the extraordinary oddness of the Adirondack Park. From … [Read more...] about How to fix the APA
Environmentalists say the APA needs to update its regulations to incorporate “smart growth” principles. By Kim Martineau As the proposed Adirondack Club & Resort in Tupper Lake wound its way through the approval process, two planning … [Read more...] about Designing the Park
Environmentalists want the state to do more to protect and enhance the region’s identity as a special place. By Kim Martineau The Adirondack Park is more than double the size of Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks combined, but its greatness … [Read more...] about What makes this a park?
Critics say existing regulations are inadequate to stop upland development from marring the natural beauty of the Adirondack Park. By Kim Martineau In a field bordered by forested hills and rocky ridges, Dan Plumley unfurled a zoning … [Read more...] about Highlands at risk