New York State recently purchase thousands of acres of former paper company lands from the Nature Conservancy and now must classify nearly 40,000 acres of lands and waters to determine how they will be managed and used as part of the public Adirondack Forest Preserve. The state Adirondack Park Agency and the Governor must choose between a Wild Forest designation that permits extensive motorized recreation or a Wilderness designation where some motorized access is provided, but the priority is natural resource protection and human-powered recreation. Some combination of the two is also an option.
Conservation Alliance support of the Adirondack Council helped ensure that these lands were purchased by the state of New York to be open to the public for the first time in one hundred years. Conservation Alliance funding has helped to rally support and strengthen advocacy efforts so we can seize this rare opportunity to provide the strongest management protection and create a new, unique wilderness experience in the Northeast.
Governor Andrew Cuomo needs to keep hearing that people want Wilderness.
We have one chance to get this right.
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Photo Credit: Carl Heilman II/Wild Visions, Inc.