State aims to build new duplicative bridge over the Cedar River for new snowmobile trail through the heart of the Essex Chain Lakes area

PROTECT’s Public Comments on Proposed Permit/Variance under the NYS Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers Act for Construction of a Snowmobile Bridge in a Scenic River Area of the Cedar River See formal public comments in oppositionto this new bridge. The August 22, 2018 Environmental Notice...

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PROTECT to honor The Nature Conservancy Heart of the Adirondacks Team for Historic 161,000-Acre Land Protection Campaign with Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award on July 21, 2018

Award will be made at the annual meeting of Protect the Adirondacks at The Grange in Whallonsburg in the Champlain Valley. Dirk Bryant, scientist with The Nature Conservancy, and Mike Carr, the former executive director of the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and current executive director...

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Public comments needed on new High Peaks Wilderness Unit Management Plan amendment

New High Peaks Wilderness Area UMP amendment contains many proposals to change management of public recreational use in the most popular area in the Forest Preserve State agencies have released a new draft amendment to the Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the High Peaks Wilderness area, which includes...

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Public comments needed for the new Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Area Unit Management Plan Amendment

The Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest UMP will establish public access to the Boreas Ponds New trails will also access the High Peaks and Hudson River State agencies have released a new draft amendment to the Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest area, which stretches...

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Summer staff needed to canvas the Forest Preserve, report on and document overuse and illegal motorized trespasses

  This summer, Protect the Adirondacks is organizing a team to hike trails and camp deep in the Forest Preserve throughout the Adirondacks and spend their days monitoring trail conditions, documenting motor vehicle trespasses and impacts, and monitoring overuse. We’re seeking three individuals...

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