Adirondack Park Agency

New York News
6:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Classifications For New Adirondack Lands Approved By Governor

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved the land classifications recommended by the Adirondack Park Agency for 42,000 acres of land acquired by the state in 2012.

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New York News
2:00 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Poll Gauges Support For Tupper Lake Development Project

Credit ADK Works

The contentious debate over a large development project in the Adirondacks continues as supporters have released a poll showing residents want the jobs that could result if the Adirondack Club and Resort breaks ground.

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New York News
10:00 am
Sat September 28, 2013

Cuomo Seeks Balance in Adirondack Land Use

Hardwood Hill, Adirondacks
Credit Carl Heilman II

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will try to strike a balance between economic development and preservation as he weighs the fate of the state's latest forestland acquisition in the Adirondack Park.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

APA Commissioner Recommends Delay on Adirondack Land Classification

Adirondack Park Agency Headquarters in Ray Brook, NY
Credit Mwanner at en.wikipedia

It may be a few more months before the state agency that oversees the Adirondack Park decides the classification of newly obtained lands in the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Debate Over Adirondack Land Classification Continues as Public Hearings Near Close

Interim Access map to former Finch Pruyn Adirondack lands
Credit NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Last year New York State acquired 69-thousand acres of forest lands in the Adirondacks, and the lands must now be classified. The Adirondack Park Agency has been holding public hearings regarding the first three tracts of land and the final hearings are being held today in Albany and Queensbury. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the debate between conservationists and residents over the potential land designations.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

NY Senate Confirms Park Agency Commissioners

Before wrapping up its business for the session, the New York state Legislature has acted upon a number of agency nominations. On Wednesday, the Senate confirmed two new Adirondack Park Agency board members and renewed the terms of others.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Group Requests Hearing on Chemical Treatment of Lake Invasive

Eurasian Water Milfoil
Credit Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Adirondack Council wants the Adirondack Park Agency to hold a formal public hearing before deciding whether to allow the use of a chemical herbicide in a lake to kill an invasive plant.

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North Country News
12:13 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Park Agency Restricts General Use of Invasive Smothering Mats

Adirondack Park Agency commissioners have approved a General Permit for management of aquatic invasive species.  The permit restricts the use of mats that are used to smother non-native species like the Asian Clam, due to concerns that native shoreline ecosystems are being adversely affected.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Groups Seek Documents from Adirondack Resort Development Deliberations

Two conservation groups have re-submitted court papers in an attempt to obtain documents that they say prove state agencies improperly communicated with developers before approving the largest development project in the Adirondacks.

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New York News
12:20 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Ski Area Will Not Open, Blames Lawsuits Targeting APA

Big Tupper Ski Area

The Big Tupper Ski area in the Adirondacks will not open this winter, and the people operating it say it’s due to lawsuits that are trying to stop a large development that includes the mountain.

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