TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT THE WILD BOREAS PONDS
HELP ADD A TRULY MAGNIFICENT TRACT TO THE
HIGH PEAKS AND DIX WILDERNESS AREAS
The Opportunity

All citizens of New York State jointly own and have a stake in the future of the wild Boreas Ponds tract acquired for the Adirondack Forest Preserve by the Governor and our NYS DEC earlier this year. We now have the opportunity of adding more than 30,000 acres (Boreas Ponds and the McIntyre tracts) to the High Peaks Wilderness, benefiting current and future generations. Adding these sensitive boreal ponds, wetlands and forests to the High Peaks is a magnificent, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will benefit landscape-scale ecosystems and wilderness conditions for years to come.

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First Pond, looking at Mts. Marcy, Skylight and Haystack. Photo by Dan Plumley

 

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FIELD NOTES FROM THE PARTNERS

10/04/16 The High Peaks Wilderness: This Resource is Limited
In the recent news and comments about ongoing crowding in the High Peaks there are few references to the document which ostensibly is guiding the state’s management actions there: the 1999 Highs Wilderness Complex Unit Management Plan, or UMP. That management plan is downloadable from the DEC website, www.dec.ny.gov.
The Great Range, High Peaks Wilderness from Round Mtn
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09/13/16 To Cataract Mountain Costs
Paul Schaefer, our founder and mentor, was born on this day, September 13, 108 years ago. So I decided to celebrate his birthday by climbing his favorite mountain. It is untrailed and fabulously lonely save for friends Raven spiraling over its peak, Chicadee and Golden Crowned Kinglet finding food among the thick young balsam growing vigorously at its summit.
View from Cataract or Eleventh Mountain to Crane Mountain
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08/23/16 The Developer Must Account for his own Approval Delay Costs
One who participated or sat through the Adirondack Club and Resort adjudicatory public hearing in 2011 is hard pressed not to read with interest the recent articles about the status of ACR in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. The articles appeared in the August 11-12, 2016 editions. Michael Foxman, ACR lead developer, is quoted in the article as saying: “We’ve been bled dry for millions of dollars. We had about $10 million worth of lawyers and planners and engineering approval delay costs.
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07/26/16 Testing Gov Cuomo’s Wilderness Convictions
Will the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency write to urge the U.S. Congress not to gut the federal Wilderness Act of 1964? Would Governor Cuomo allow this or encourage it? Why should these state agencies write to Senators McConnell, Schumer and Gillibrand to strongly oppose a bill that opens up all federal Wilderness areas to bicycling?
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07/13/16 Another Legal End-Run Around The Rivers Act
I noticed this in the June 29 edition of the Environmental Notice Bulletin, a weekly publication of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation: “Newcomb to Minerva Multi-Use Trail; Application ID 5-1599-00019/00001; Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 27 Wild, Scenic & Recreational Rivers; Project is Located: Newcomb, Essex County;
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The Boreas River just upstream of the Route 28N highway bridge. Photo © Dave Gibson


06/28/16 2016 Legislative Impact on the Adirondacks
The Daily Gazette in Schenectady opined recently that the latest post-budget legislative session in Albany was an essentially useless, squandered opportunity that didn’t accomplish much of importance to New Yorkers. In many areas, it may be true – much more could have been accomplished. Selectively speaking though, there were some accomplishments and compromises which took significant leadership.
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SAFEGUARDING THE WILDEXTENDING THE WILD | EDUCATING FOR THE WILD

 
WILD ACTION NOW!
PRESS RELEASES
11/02/16 • Adirondack Wild leaves BeWildNY
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PRESS RELEASES
10/17/16 • Former APA State Land Chair Honored
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PRESS RELEASES
10/07/16 • APA Draft Fails Key Wilderness Tests
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PRESS RELEASES
10/07/16 • Marilyn Patterson Receives Adirondack Stewardship Award read more >


IN THE NEWS
10/05/16 • Nature Conservancy Favors Wilderness For Boreas Ponds read more >


PRESS RELEASES
09/28/16 • High Peaks Wilderness Challenges
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PRESS RELEASES
09/28/16 • High Peaks Wilderness Challenges
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COMMENTS
09/27/16 • High Peaks Wilderness Area - Re-establish Citzen Advisory Committee read more >


IN THE NEWS
09/27/16 • Adirondack Wild Calls For DEC To Address High Peaks Issues read more >


PRESS RELEASES
09/22/16 • 2016 Annual Meeting
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IN THE NEWS
09/15/16 • Environmental Groups Concerned Over Boreas Ponds Interim Access Plan read more >


IN THE NEWS
09/15/16 • Boreas Ponds Interim Access Plan Criticized read more >


PRESS RELEASE
09/08/16 • Wilderness and Bikes read more >


COMMENTS
08/03/16 • lkes in Wilderness S. 3205 read more >


COMMENTS
08/02/16 • letter to US Senators Schumer and Gillibrand read more >


IN THE NEWS
08/01/16 • Environmentalists Modify Boreas Ponds Proposal read more >


The mission of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is to advance New York’s ‘Forever Wild’ legacy and Forest Preserve policies in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks, and promote public and private land stewardship that is consistent with wild land values through education, advocacy and research.

Photos: Top left: Early morning visitor along the shores of Jenny Lake. © Ken Rimany; Field Notes From the Partners: Carved 'Beaver House' sign - by Paul Schaefer. Photo © Ken Rimany; Wild Action Now photo: Dan Plumley at the Keene Valley Library, along with Naj Wikoff, sharing what they learned and offered to the gathering of leaders at the Conference of World Parliamentarians on Tibet. Photo  © Ken Rimany.

ADIRONDACK PARK REGIONAL
Peter Brinkley, Honorary Chair
pbrinkley@frontiernet.net
Daniel R. Plumley, Partner
dplumley@adirondackwild.org
Home Office: 518.576.9277
David H. Gibson, Partner
dgibson@adirondackwild.org
Mobile: 518.469.4081
Kenneth J. Rimany, Partner
krimany@adirondackwild.org

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