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Pathways to a Connected Adirondack Park



Adirondack Wild announces publication of an illustrated guide for how conservation science can be applied to land use planning inside and outside of the Adirondack Park. Titled Pathways to a Connected Adirondack Park - Practical Steps to Better Land Use Decisions, the 30-page booklet recommends ten tested, non-regulatory strategies to serve as a “pathway” to ecological, science-based site planning. Local governments in the Park can apply these to enhance their community’s development while protecting their most vulnerable natural resources.

The publication’s lead author is conservation biologist Dr. Michael Klemens, Adirondack Wild’s landscape conservation advisor. “In this time of decreasing state and federal support for conservation, locally-based grass roots efforts such as described in Pathways will become ever the more vital to sustaining the ecological and economic health of the Adirondack Park,” said Dr. Klemens.

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FIELD NOTES FROM THE PARTNERS

09/29/17 Vote Yes on Proposal #3 on November 7 Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve and a host of other organizations worked to ensure that many earlier, problematic uses of a “land bank” were removed from this constitutional amendment. This amendment is strictly focused on local highways, and on compelling public purposes of health, safety, utility upgrades and maintenance along these highways. On Nov. 7, Adirondack Wild encourages a “Yes” vote on Proposal 3. read more >


09/14/17 Results of our Community Forum in Keene Valley Adirondack Wild had a great day in Keene and Keene Valley on Sept. 5. Our purpose was to engage in community discussion and dialogue about the strategies we’re promoting in Pathways to a Connected Adirondack Park – Practical Steps to Better Land Use Decisions (2017 by Adirondack Wild).  These strategies are directed at all local governments and community leaders throughout the Park. read more >
Dan Plumley summarizing Pathways, and the evening of sharing. Photo © Ken Rimany


07/24/17 An Environmental Salute to George Canon The late Newcomb Town Supervisor George Canon did not concede anything to the environmental side, but in paying my respects to him I admit to admiration for what he accomplished for his town and county and for how, beneath a very tough exterior, George cared little about who he was seen with, who he would approach, talk with or share a drink with. Not that he wanted my organization to publish pictures of us smiling before the camera. That would have gone too far. read more >
George Canon, courtesy AARCH.


06/28/17 John Collins’ Stewardship, Friendship, Respect, and Mentorship My admiration of the late John Collins of Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake grew significantly after hearing the eulogies by John’s family and friends at the Adirondack Museum (Experience). The slivers of time that I shared with John since I first met him at the Adirondack Park Agency thirty years ago became tall pillars of pine after hearing from those who grew up with John, or grew better and stronger thanks to their interactions and positive influence. read more >
John Collins accepts the Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award, 2009.


06/17/17 Hadley Mountain Firetower Marking 100 Years I recently led a bird walk up Hadley Mountain (or Hadley Hill), near Hadley and Stony Creek.
Hadley’s firetower marks its centennial anniversary this year (1917-2017) so there is increased appreciation of this forest preserve mountain ridgeline (2653’) and its history in the Wilcox Lake Wild Forest.
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Greg Wait and Dave Gibson enjoying a summer’s hike to the top of Hadley Mt


06/15/17 Adirondack Wild: ‘Oppose A Constitutional Convention’ As this year’s legislative session winds down, more public attention is focused on November’s vote whether or not convene a state constitutional convention in Albany. As Article XIV – the “forever wild” clause –  is of particular relevance to both the Adirondack and Catskill Park regions, I offer the following resolution approved by Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve this spring.
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‘Forever Wild’ - Article 14, Section 1 of the NY State Constitution.


05/13/17 On The People’s Climate March The feeling that remains in me following the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. is one of renewal. Spring in the northeast has a lot to do with sustaining it. A wood thrush is singing in our woods again (miracle of miracles, given their steady decline in the northeast), a newly arrived pair of gray catbirds are eagerly consuming the mealworms in our feeder, bluebird nestlings can be heard peeping from the nest box. read more >
The People’s Climate March. Photo c David Gibson


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WILD ACTION NOW!
PRESS RELEASE
09/27/17 • Adirondack Wild Presents 2017 Wilderness and Wild Stewardship Awards read more >


PRESS RELEASE
09/22/17 • Adirondack Wild to Host September 30th Community Forum in North Creek read more >


PRESS RELEASE
08/25/17 • Adirondack Wild to Host Sept 5th Community Forum in Keene Valley read more >


COMMENTS
08/10/17 • Saranac Lakes Wild Forest Draft UMP read more >


IN THE NEWS
07/30/17 • Engineer Ignited GE Connection to Adirondacks read more >


IN THE NEWS
07/10/17 • No glamping in Forest Preserve read more >


IN THE NEWS
07/09/17 • Editorial - Adirondack Land Bank Referendum Good for New York read more >


IN THE NEWS
07/06/17 • Would a State Constitutional Convention Threaten NY’s 'forever wild' Land? read more >


IN THE NEWS
07/04/17 • Voters to decide on state land bank amendment read more >


IN THE NEWS
06/30/17 • Voters to weigh in on land bank measure
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IN THE NEWS
06/30/17 • Land Bank Plan for Adirondacks and Catskills Goes to Voters read more >


IN THE NEWS
06/03/17 • Adirondack Wild Issues Conservation Development Guide read more >


IN THE NEWS
05/30/17 • NY May Offer Luxury Camping Services in the"forever wild" Adirondacks read more >


IN THE NEWS
05/30/17 • New Guide Outlines Strategies For Ecological Based Local Planning In The read more >


PRESS RELEASES
05/23/17 • Adironack Wild Announces: Pathways to a Connected Adirondack Park 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: Bog on Upper St Regis 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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