Adirondack Park Action Alert

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting comments on how to amend the State Land Master Plan. All publicly–owned Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack Park are managed based on this document.  Between now and December 5th, you can submit your recommendation for how these lands should be managed.
The primary goal of the Master Plan is to ensure “protection and preservation of the natural resources.”  Unfortunately, not everyone agrees on what it means to preserve and protect natural resources. Other interests be making recommendations to expand motorized use on certain lands, weakening the protections currently outlined in the Master Plan.
Our recent grantee, Adirondack Council, put together a list of recommendations our members should send to the APA.  In your own words, please tell them:

  1. The State Land Master Plan must continue to uphold the protection and preservation of natural resources as paramount.
  2. You support protecting and expanding principles of Wilderness to protect water quality and wildlife, provide for solitude and unique recreational opportunities and to support sustainable tourism and vibrant communities.
  3. You support the state’s commitment to the protection of the Hudson Gorge Wilderness and Essex Chain of Lakes Primitive Areas as motor-free.
  4. What you value most about the Adirondacks and that the State Land Master Plan should protect those values.

Please send comments in your own words to:
Deputy Director, Planning
Kathy Regan
PO Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977
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