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 make sure Boreas Ponds becomes Wilderness by speaking up, thanking Governor Cuomo for this important purchase, and letting him know how important it is for the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to have hearings across the state for this special piece of public land. The voices of all New Yorkers must be heard!
A Wilderness classification is the only designation that will ensure that this area will remain protected from motorized use which destroys the aesthetic quality of backcountry experiences, impacts wildlife and habitat, and spreads invasive species.
The Boreas Ponds Tract and other recent acquisitions connect the High Peaks Wilderness to the Dix Mountain Wilderness. With a Wilderness designation these parcels would combine to form a nearly 300,000 acre Wilderness area. A Wilderness area of this acreage rivals the size of the Rocky Mountain, Mount Rainier, and Zion National Parks! With the ever present threat of climate change and invasive species, the best way to protect our public lands is to keep them pristine by only allowing footprints, not tire tracks and motorboat wake.
Help ensure motorized activity never occurs in the Boreas Ponds Tract so that the integrity of the land and water remains intact. Please follow the link below to thank the Governor for the purchase of this special parcel, ask him to support a wilderness classification, and request that the APA hold classification hearings across New York so that all those with an interest in protecting Boreas Ponds are heard.
Please send a Letter Thanking Governor Cuomo.