Forest Preserve http://wamc.org en New York State Acquires 69,000 Acres For Inclusion in the Adirondack Forest Preserve http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-acquires-69000-acres-inclusion-adirondack-forest-preserve <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced that New York State had purchased 69,000 acres of land from the Nature Conservancy. It&rsquo;s&nbsp; the largest acquisition of Adirondack lands in more than a century.<br /><br />The land purchase preserves a significant portion of the Upper Hudson River watershed. More than 180 miles of rivers and streams, 175 lakes and ponds, and six mountains higher than 2-thousand feet are included in the property, and marks the first time the lands have been open for public use in 150 years. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 44920 at http://wamc.org New York State Acquires 69,000 Acres For Inclusion in the Adirondack Forest Preserve