"For a moment, the hand of man is stayed…
and he neither destroys nor constructs.
He has left time behind him."
—Paul Schaefer


8thth Annual Meeting of Members and Friends
Saturday, November 3, 2018

This year we will be gathering in the Village of Saranac Lake at the Saranac Lake Free Library, 101 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY.

Adirondack Wild has asked the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to study and implement a permit system in presently overcrowded and degraded portions of the High Peaks Wilderness Area. Many wilderness areas around the country are subject to a variety of permit systems to address overcrowding, restore wilderness character and conditions, and protect natural resources. Why or why not here? We look forward to your thoughts and suggestions.

10:00 am Registration Starts
11:00 am Welcome! We review Adirondack Wild’s year and share
our program successes and challenges for the wild Adirondacks. Q&A and discussion to follow.

Election of directors and officers.

12:00 pm Break for brown bag lunches (please bring your own).
1:00 pm Welcome from Suzanne Roberson, resident of Saranac Lake
and Adirondack Wild officer.
1:15 pm Chris Amato, Adirondack Wild Vice Chair & Counsel – What''s at stake for the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers Act and State Land Master Plan.
2:00 pm Award Ceremony:
  • Wild Stewardship Award will be conveyed to Julia Goren, Adirondack Mountain Club, for her years leading the Summit Steward Program
  • Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award - our highest honor will be presented to Phil Brown for his pioneering work with the Adirondack Explorer Magazine. Phil to be introduced by AW staff along with special remarks by AW Advisory Council advisor Roger Marshall.
2:30 pm Phil Brown slide presentation -
“Opportunities for Future Wilderness in the Park”
3:00 pm Meeting concludes.


Our meeting is free and open for you and your friends. We look forward to welcoming you on November 3rd !

Please RSVP by Friday, October 26th

Please contact Dave Gibson
Email Dave Gibson: dgibson@adirondackwild.org
Mobile • (518) 469-4081

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.

Top left, Jenny Lake ©2018 Ken Rimany

Peter Brinkley, Honorary Chair
Terry Jandreau, Chair
Christopher Amato
Vice Chair & Counsel

David H. Gibson, Partner
Mobile: 518.469.4081

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