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ADK’s View on Boreas Ponds Tract Proposal


The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has finally released its proposal for classification of the 20,543 acre Boreas Ponds Tract.  The APA will consider a proposal known as Alternative 2B at its meeting on February 1 and 2.  Alternative 2B is a compromise which is very close to the proposal endorsed READ MORE

Wilderness Coalition Presents 22,000 Petition Signatures, Letters & New Video Urging Gov To Protect Boreas Ponds


For more information: John F. Sheehan, Adirondack Council, 518-441-1340 (cell); 518-432-1770 (ofc) Neil Woodworth, Adirondack Mountain Club, 518-669-0128 (cell); 518-449-3870 (ofc) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Monday, November 14, 2016 WILDERNESS COALITION PRESENTS 22,000 PETITION SIGNATURES, LETTERS & NEW VIDEO URGING GOVERNOR TO PROTECT BOREAS PONDS Most Important Parcel Added to the READ MORE

Boreas Ponds Classification Hearings


Speak Out to Protect Boreas Ponds as Wilderness: Attend a Boreas Ponds Classification Hearing This spring Governor Cuomo finalized the purchase of the Boreas Ponds Tract and instantly added almost 21,000 acres of state land to the Adirondack Park. Boreas Ponds is located between the High Peaks Wilderness area and Dix Mountain Wilderness area READ MORE

The Soul of New York State is Singing


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Resilience, Climate Change, and You


As the issue of climate change becomes increasingly present in our daily lives so will the term resiliency. In reference to climate change, however, it is scientifically referred to as ecological resilience. This term is defined as the ability for an ecosystem to respond and recover from disturbance. Ecosystems that READ MORE

Scientists: Adirondack High Peaks Tract Ecologically Important


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Monday, April 25, 2016 SCIENTISTS: ADIRONDACK HIGH PEAKS TRACT ECOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT ADVOCATES CALL FOR HIGHEST POSSIBLE LEVEL OF PROTECTION Waters, Forests, Wildlife Habitat are Sensitive, Unusual & Remote As Wilderness Would be Safe from Noise, Pollution, Invasive Species NORTH HUDSON, N.Y. – The state’s newest piece of READ MORE

Tell Governor Cuomo “Thank You” for Adding the Boreas Ponds Tract to the Adirondack Forest Preserve


Governor Cuomo recently finalized the purchase of the Boreas Ponds Tract and instantly added almost 21,000 acres of state land to the Adirondack Park. Boreas Ponds is located between the High Peaks Wilderness area and Dix Mountain Wilderness area and is best suited to be Wilderness too. You can help READ MORE

Wilderness Advocates Praise Governor’s Purchase of Boreas Ponds Tract


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 14, 2016 New 20,500-Acre Tract will be Excellent Addition to Adjoining High Peaks Wilderness; Is Last, Most Sensitive of Former Finch Paper Holdings Needing Protection NORTH HUDSON, N.Y. – An alliance of wilderness advocates today praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo for purchasing the 20,500-acre Boreas Ponds READ MORE

A Bigger High Peaks Wilderness


ADK has joined the Adirondack Council and other groups in a coordinated effort to lobby for the classification of the 21,000 acre Boreas Pond Tract as the newest addition to the High Peaks Wilderness. We expect the state to purchase the Boreas Ponds Tract from the Nature Conservancy before the READ MORE

A Need for Wilderness


“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” – READ MORE