“We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more
than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves
of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.”
—Wallace Stegner's Wilderness Letter, December 3, 1960

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PRESS RELEASES - 2017

11/21/17
Groups Oppose State Plan for New Road; Seen as Threat to Rare Boreal Forest

Niskayuna, NY -- Earthjustice and Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve have  criticized a plan by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to build a new road in a remote region of the Adirondack Park that would, for the first time, allow public motor vehicle access to a rare and pristine boreal forest. read PDF>


10/13/17
Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve Encourages a “Yes” vote on Proposal 3.

Group Encourages “No” on Proposal 1. 30

The nonprofit wild lands advocate and educator Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve encourages a “Yes” vote on Proposal 3, the Forest Preserve Public Health and Safety Land Account, to be found on the November 7 ballot.

The organization also encourages a “No” vote on Proposal 1, the question of a State constitutional convention. read PDF>


09/29/17
ADIRONDACK WILD BACKS NYS DEC PLAN TO CLOSE HIKER PARKING ON RT. 73 AND REDIRECT CASCADE MOUNTIN HIKERS TO NEW TRAIL CONNECTION AT MT VAN HOEVENBERG

Keene, NY - Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, the non-profit wildland advocacy organization, announces its strong support for the State’s decision to close the Cascade Pass (NYS Rt. 73) to off-highway parking for Cascade, Porter and Pitchoff Mountains during the forthcoming Columbus Day weekend. Cascade, Pitchoff and Porter Mountain hikers and climbers will be redirected to Mt. Van Hoevenberg parking facilities, where a new trail connection to the mountains has been built.
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09/27/17
Adirondack Wild to Host September 30thAdirondack Wild Presents 2017 Wilderness and Wild Stewardship Awards at Tannery Pond, North Creek, on Saturday 9/30

North Creek, NY – Adirondack Wilderness Advocates, an advocacy group which has sparked an outpouring of feeling and support for a Wilderness classification of Boreas Ponds, will receive Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve’s highest honor – the Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award. read PDF>


08/25/17
Adirondack Wild to Host September 30th Community Forum in North Creek

Forum to Present Practical Steps to Sustain Communities, Connectivity, and Wild Places in the Adirondack Park

Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve holds its second community forum focused on the ten strategies outlined in its recently published guidebook Pathways to a Connected Adirondack Park – Practical Steps to Better Land Use Decisions. The community forum takes place from 1:00—3:00 PM, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Tannery Pond Community Center, Main Street, North Creek. The forum is free of charge.  Public participation is encouraged.
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05/23/17
Adironack Wild Announces: 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. read PDF>


05/09/17
Presentation at the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Thursday, April 27

At its spring board meeting, the nonprofit organization Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve resolved to urge voters to vote “no” on the question of whether or not to hold a constitutional convention. That question will appear on the November 7 ballot. read PDF>


04/18/17
Presentation at the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Thursday, April 27

Saratoga Springs, NY – A report about the Adirondack Park by Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve will be the subject of a presentation at the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Thursday, April 27. The 12:00 noon presentation in the Library’s H. Dutcher Community Room is free and open to the public. read PDF>


04/05/17
Group Issues Summary of how Proposed EPA Budget Cuts Could Threaten the Adirondack Region

Keene, NY -   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration will pose significant threats to the Adirondack Park’s air, water and other vital natural and recreational resources according to a report prepared by the nonprofit Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve. read PDF>


03/03/17
Echoes from the Himalayas
Tibetan music & Indian classical dance to celebrate Losar-
Tibetan New Year

March 10, 2017 – 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Keene Valley Congregational Church
Keene Valley, New York

(Keene, NY)  Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve will host an intimate evening of Tibetan music with Techung Jhola and Indian classical dance performance with Sisa Salgado.  The artists from Tibet and Ecuador, respectively, now live in Lake Placid.  The concert will be held on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at the Keene Valley Congregational Church (KVCC) in Keene Valley, NY beginning at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:15 pm for early seating. read PDF>


02/08/17
Adirondack Wild wants Park Subdivision in “Green” Sent to Hearing

Keene, New York - Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, a nonprofit wild land advocacy organization, is asking the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to send a controversial subdivision in the most sensitive and protected private land use area to public hearing.  The organization believes the proposed Barile Family LLC 17-lot subdivision off Route 73 near Adirondack Loj Road in the Town of North Elba fragments critical Resource Management lands (shown as green on the APA map), threatening scenic views, forests, local wildlife habitats and ecosystem functions. read PDF>


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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 Mink Pond, Minerva © Ken Rimany; Loon ©Ken Rimany

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Peter Brinkley, Honorary Chair
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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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