A report released this week concludes that New York’s Adirondack Park faces serious threats
A report issued this week by Adirondack Wild: Friend of the Forest Preserve concludes that the Adirondack Park faces serious threats due to state failures in recent years to protect and preserve the Park’s wild forest character and natural resources.
The report, titled “The Adirondack Park at a Crossroad: A Road Map for Action,” says the APA and DEC are failing to fulfill their legal obligations to protect and preserve sensitive Park wildlife, wilderness, open space, and water resources. Continue reading
by Andrew Getty
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has jurisdiction over many things, but not everything. All too often it is assumed that the APA has authority over anything, no matter how big or small.
Sure, they have a comprehensive set of rules and regulations, but they simply do not have jurisdiction over everything. Continue reading
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) recently issued a statement describing accomplishments that occurred in 2014, including legal successes and improvements to the Park’s economic and natural resource environments.
Key Legal Division accomplishments for 2014 included dismissal by the 3rd Department Appellate Division of NYS Supreme Court of a challenge to the Agency’s 2012 approval of the Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake. Continue reading
By Jay Lawson
Pro-Adirondack Park proposals were among the priorities included in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2015 combined State of the State address and Executive Budget summary on Wednesday, January 21.
These build on New York’s 123-year legacy of preserving this global treasure, its clean water, wilderness, wildlife and rural communities, according to Adirondack Council Executive Director William Janeway.
Janeway cited the Governor’s continued effort to restore the Environmental Protection Fund. Continue reading
The hamlet of Old Forge will host an Adirondack Park Agency (APA) public listening session on Tuesday, November 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Town of Webb’s school gymnasium.
The APA is soliciting comments on possible amendments to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Continue reading
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comment for recently proposed Agency guidance for the use of the aquatic herbicides Renovate® and Renovate® OTF to manage the aquatic invasive plant Eurasian watermilfoil.
The comment period will run through November 7, 2013.
The purpose of the guidance is to provide clear direction to involved parties on the use of these herbicides.
It would be required that non-chemical treatments, such as hand harvesting and use of benthic barriers, be employed before resorting to chemical herbicides. Continue reading