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FIELD NOTES FROM THE PARTNERS
01/03/15 Gov. Mario Cuomo: His Final Adirondack Speech- There will be many eulogies this week for Mario M. Cuomo. For me, the former Governor, like a certain white pine in our woods whose annual whorl of branches totes up the years I have lived here, is a measure of my time on this earth.

Thirty years ago last summer, Mario M. Cuomo gave that great address in San Francisco to the Democratic National Convention. I had just moved to upstate New York that year to be with Susan. As Governor, Mario Cuomo helped define the first eight years I worked for the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks. read more >


12/22/14 Christmas Bird Counting - Preparing for the annual Christmas Bird Count is, like the entire holiday season, on the hectic side. The binoculars and spotting scopes have been set aside and need to be found. Packing a good lunch a few hours in advance is a good idea, but rarely accomplished.

My highest hurdle is getting up and out early in the morning to meet my team of counters, whose punctuality and other habits, after nearly thirty years of counting in the dead of winter, are rather well known. read more >


12/08/14 Will An ‘ACR Interpretation’ Be APA’s New Default? - Peter Bauer has well summarized the current Adirondack Park Agency application by New York Land and Lakes Development LLC for 24 housing lots (plus five common lots, including the lakes themselves) on 1,120 acres around Woodworth and Hines Lakes in the southern Adirondack Park, Towns of Bleecker and Johnstown.

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11/18/14 State Land Plan: A Conversation with Peter Paine - The APA’s “Listening Sessions” about the State Land Master Plan (SLMP) conclude this month. I’ve been to several on behalf of Adirondack Wild and appreciate the low-key, helpful competency displayed by the APA staff that receive inputs, write down comments, and field questions from the public in a one-on-one style. While absent of confident, inspired opening statements by the APA about the origins, importance and relevance of the Master Plan
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11/06/14 Finding Hope For Wild Places - As I look out on the political landscape this week, I can give in to despair at the sour mood, the anger and the apathy. Or I can think of this Wilderness 50th anniversary year, which gives us hope. Amidst all the Great Society social justice legislation of President Lyndon Johnson, the Wilderness Act of 1964 may appear “below the fold,” but I cannot remain hopeless for long in reading again the thoughts of the Act’s author Howard Zahniser ...
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SAFEGUARDING THE WILDEXTENDING THE WILD | EDUCATING FOR THE WILD

 
WILD ACTION NOW!
IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 01/20/15 • APA not living up to role to protect park read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 01/19/15 • Plethora Of Proposals For Forest Preserve Lands read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 01/16/15 • After Big court wins, APA affirms controversial development rules read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 01/15/15 • APA Approves Controversial Subdivision read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 01/13/15 • Editorial - Sprawl, Adirondack Style read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 01/12/15 • NYCO Begins Drilling In Jay Mt
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IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 01/09/15 • Enviros oppose subdivision plans, say it should be in ADK Park Forest read more >


COMMENTS
01/08/15 • Group Letter to APA, New York Land and Lakes LLC, Woodworth Lake read more >


IN THE NEWS
01/06/15 • Does the Adirondack Park need a rules upgrade? read more >


IN THE NEWS
12/27/14 • APA land plan update underway
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IN THE NEWS
12/22/14 • Adirondack Wild Makes SLMP Suggestions 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:High Peaks Wilderness Area. © 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, Senior Partner/Chair
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Daniel R. Plumley, Partner
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David H. Gibson, Partner
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Kenneth J. Rimany, Partner
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