ADIRONDACK WILD EXCLUSIVE

Adirondack Wild Calls for a Permit System to Address Overuse in the High Peaks Wilderness and to Avoid Damaging the vulnerable Boreas Ponds.

By David Gibson and Dan Plumley


Boreas Ponds – Photo by David Gibson

Management amendments fail to comply with the State Land Master Plan and State Environmental Quality Review Act.

Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is calling on the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and NYS Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to institute wilderness permit systems for the Eastern High Peaks and the new Boreas Ponds gateway to the Wilderness in order to reduce and prevent human  recreational overuse of a highly vulnerable and limited Wilderness resource.

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and our full Comment Letter to DEC and APA >>

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FIELD NOTES

08/02/18 Adirondack Wild Assists Union College Research Fellows Union College research fellows Anna and Sanan delivered outstanding presentations on August 1, 2018 to a packed audience at the Kelly Adirondack Center of Union College.
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Sanan Hajiyev, left, Union College Research Fellow, with Dave in front of Verplanck Colvin painting at the Adirondack Research Library, KAC, Union College. Photo by Margie Amodeo, Union College KAC.


07/15/18 Adirondack Wild Speaks to the APA As expected, APA members met on Friday July 13, 2018 and unanimously approved the High Peaks Wilderness and Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan amendments. APA interpreted both amendments as complying with the State Land Master Plan. Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve disagreed strongly. Our comprehensive letter explains why the amendments failed to comply...
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Wallface Mt. from Hendersen Lake. Photo © Dave Gibson


06/11/18 Viewpoint: Time for permit system in the High Peaks Wilderness The High Peaks Wilderness Area of the Adirondack Park is no longer a wilderness. The State Land Master Plan—the seminal document that guides management of all state-owned lands in the Adirondack Park—describes the attributes that define wilderness: A wilderness area, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man—where man himself is a visitor who does not remain... read more >
Hikers on the summit of Cascade Mountain. Photo by Mike Lynch


05/22/18 State Rushing Process For High Peaks, Boreas Plans I’d like to recognize the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for its recent editorial “APA, DEC Skimp on Public Meetings.” The newspaper wrote that two public meetings, both held on the same day (Wednesday, May 23) about numerous management amendments to the High Peaks Wilderness and Vanderwhacker Wild Forest:
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Roadway into Boreas Ponds. Photo © Dave Gibson


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IN THE NEWS
06/30/18 • Group proposes permit system for High Peaks read more >
PRESS RELEASE
05/25/18 • Adirondack Wild to NYS: Stop the Rush to Accommodate Overuse of the High Peaks Wilderness and Boreas Ponds read more >
IN THE NEWS
05/24/18 • Motorized access to Boreas Ponds debated at DEC hearing read more >
IN THE NEWS
05/23/18 • Views vary on Adirondack recreation plans read more >
IN THE NEWS
05/11/18 • APA sends High Peaks, Vanderwhacker Plans to Public Comment read more >
IN THE NEWS
05/11/18 • APA fast-tracks proposals for High Peaks read more >
IN THE NEWS
05/08/18 • Court rejects challenges to snowmobile routes read more >
COMMENTS
05/0818 • Re. Unit Management Plan Amendments and Public Comment read more >
IN THE NEWS
05/03/18 • State prevails in Adirondack snowmobile trail challenge read more >
IN THE NEWS
05/03/18 • Adirondack Snowmobile Trail Gets Green Light From Court 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
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David H. Gibson, Partner
dgibson@adirondackwild.org
Mobile: 518.469.4081
Kenneth J. Rimany, Partner
krimany@adirondackwild.org

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