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Changes to High Peaks Regulations, Zoning Delayed


In 2018, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released an amendment to the Unit Management Plan (pdf link) for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex. This document, which addresses a broad range of topics from biodiversity to recreation regulations, represents a series of actions that the DEC will READ MORE

ADK releasing updated High Peaks map this spring


ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is releasing the fifteenth edition of the High Peaks topographic map this spring to account for changes in the region over the past few years. The 2018 revised Unit Management Plan for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) included the addition READ MORE

DEC Protects Hemlock-Canadice State Forest from Drilling in Final Unit Management Plan


On April 22, 2015, Earth Day, DEC posted the Final Unit Management Plan for the Hemlock-Canadice State Forest.  This project has been a flash point in the battle against oil and gas drilling on public land in New York, especially in efforts to stop High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (HVHF) on READ MORE