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Historic photos courtesy of the Adirondack Museum



FIELD NOTES FROM THE PARTNERS

09/09/14 ‘Diversity is not Inclusion’ - It must have taken great courage, the kind needed to overcome the natural fear of rejection and isolation, for the first woman and the first person of color invited to join the board of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks. For one hundred years, from 1901 until 2001, those directing  the work of the Association had been entirely white and mostly male.  So had the boards and staffs of most environmental organizations in the Adirondacks, in the entire state and, I imagine, in the country. read more >


09/03/14 Conserving Land: A Personal Story - Adirondack pilot and conservationist Clarence Petty maintained that the only way to really protect places in the Adirondacks that lend the Park its distinctive character and integrity was to acquire and protect them on behalf of the public. He certainly put his all into that cause for decades and helped the work of the Adirondack Nature Conservancy and others, including their acquisition of the former Finch, Pruyn Company lands. read more >
A large oak on the conservation property. Photo © Dave Gibson.
08/12/14 Dave Gibson: The Challenges of ‘Wild Forest’ Areas -The other day some friends and I enjoyed a day in the Forest Preserve, paddling on the waters leading out of Canada Lake, eating our lunches at a primitive campsite along the shore, and walking down a trail into a vly or large wetland flow. We were in the Forest Preserve unit known as the Ferris Lake Wild Forest, one of several large Wild Forests in the southern Adirondack Park. read more >
Paddling downstream of Canada Lake, with Kane Mountain framed in the background. Photo © Dave Gibson.
07/30/14 Zip-Line Will Scar Adirondack Mountain - An article in the Post Star on July 16 by reporter Amanda May Metzger announced that the Zip-flyer, the thrill ride from the top of French Mountain in Queensbury-Lake George, has received its final Town of Queensbury approvals. The 900-foot ride on three inch steel cables running down a 35-50 foot wide swath cut on the north face of French Mountain at the very entrance of the Adirondack Park has been controversial from the moment it was proposed. read more >
French Mountain. Photo © Dave Gibson
07/01/14 Essex Chain Plan: Does It Comply? Does Anyone Care? - The draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Essex Chain of Lakes is out and available for public comment until July 18th. To discerning readers, it will be clear that many of its recommendations and management actions, which the APA must deem to be in compliance with the State Land Master Plan, are just going ahead anyway.
read more >
Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Essex Chain of Lakes

06/26/14 Hike on Round Mountain - Nathan Farb’s lovely, deep, cosmic meditation and artistic statement on wilderness on inspired a climbing of Round Mountain recently. From the Ausable Club parking lot, the trail ascended and the work of the hike up was assuaged by the streams, small pools, and soaking moss and liverworts on the rock slabs.
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Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Essex Chain of Lakes


SAFEGUARDING THE WILDEXTENDING THE WILD | EDUCATING FOR THE WILD

 
WILD ACTION NOW!
IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 09/11/14 • Marking the spot where wilderness preservation began read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 09/10/14 • Governor Cuomo Announces Conservation Easement of Adirondack Site Where Federal Wilderness Act Was Penned read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 09/09/14 • Wilderness 50th Celebration in North Creek Wednesday read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 09/09/14 • State Argues NYCO Foes Thwarting Will Of Voters read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 09/08/14 • Wilderness 50th anniversary celebration at Tannery Pond read more >


PRESS RELEASE
NEW ! 09/05/14 • Wilderness 50th Anniversary Celebration at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 09/01/14 • Test Drilling Put On Hold read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 09/01/14 • Essex Chain plan on hold read more >


IN THE NEWS
NEW ! 09/01/14 • A fix for Article 14? 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: Loon at Jenny LakePhoto © 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
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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