Adirondacks

Open Space Institute

A preservation group has purchased 836 acres near Lake George in the southeastern Adirondacks for eventual sale to New York state for incorporation into the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

Essex Chain Lakes Tract sign
WAMC/Pat Bradley

Two Adirondack environmental advocacy groups are suing New York state, seeking to block implementation of revisions to the land management plan for the Essex Chain Lakes in the central Adirondacks currently under consideration by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Park Agency.

Essex Chain Lakes Tract sign
WAMC/Pat Bradley

Adirondack Park Agency Commissioners approved a Unit Management Plan for the Essex Chain Lakes during their monthly meeting last week.  But some conservation groups say the plan violates state laws and regulations.

Adirondack Council

The Adirondack Council has released its annual report assessing actions by governmental leaders and agencies toward the Adirondack Park. 

NYS DEC Region 5

A dam that provided an iconic view of the Adirondack High Peaks is being dismantled.  While some environmentalists say removal of the Marcy Dam will be good for the ecosystem, others are disappointed to see it go.

Pat Bradley/WAMC

The Saratoga North Creek Railway is raising the ire of environmental and conservationists over a plan to store empty railcars on its central Adirondack tracks.

State police say a civilian plane has crashed in the Adirondack Mountains, killing four people aboard.

Pat Bradley/WAMC

For nearly a decade, the Common Ground Alliance has held a one-day annual forum in the central Adirondacks.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has a wrap-up of Wednesday’s meeting in Long Lake.

Pat Bradley/WAMC

The New York State DEC has proposed a snowmobile trail plan in the central Adirondacks.  The issue was up for approval at Thursday’s Adirondack Park Agency meeting.

A new exhibit opened at the Wild Center this past weekend.  North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the Natural History Museum in Tupper Lake as the ribbon was cut on the Wild Walk.

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