Adirondack Park Agency

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.