<em>Stand up for</em> WILDERNESS
Stand up for WILDERNESS
We have an historic opportunity to protect the Boreas Ponds and surrounding lands as Wilderness. Please tell New York State we must protect the Boreas Ponds and their watershed from motorized vehicles to preserve our Adirondack legacy.
<em>become a</em> MEMBER
become a MEMBER
For all the reasons you love the Adirondack Park, please act now to join our efforts. Together we can protect this incredible expanse of nature for today and the future.
If you want to be sure that the Adirondacks are Forever Wild, please act now.
<em>protect</em> AIR & WATER
protect AIR & WATER
Clean water is the greatest ecological and economic resource
of the Adirondack Park. Thousands of lakes and streams provide
habitat, recreational opportunities and drinking water.
<em>support</em> COMMUNITIES
support COMMUNITIES
The Adirondack Park is a global model of how public and private lands
can sustainably coexist in environmental and economic harmony, with
eco-friendly, resource-based local economies and vibrant communities
in a park-like setting.
<em>discover the</em> ADIRONDACK PARK
discover the ADIRONDACK PARK
The Park has plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.
Also 130,000 full-time residents call the Park home.
Its uniqueness and beauty make the Adirondack Park a very special place.
The Adirondack Council envisions an Adirondack Park composed of large core wilderness areas, connected to working farms and forests, and augmented by vibrant local communities.

Wild about the Adirondack Park?

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Your voice can make the difference in how we cherish our lands, grow this wilderness, and give back to our towns, our wildlife, our living Park.

In & About the Park - Our Blog

January 18, 2017  |  by: Bill Killon - Guest author
Verplanck Colvin - Barons to Boreas
Over 100 years ago, surveyor and explorer Verplanck Colvin distributed surveying plugs across the Adirondack landscape to locate state land to protect it from rampant exploitation by lumber barons. These points laid the groundwork for a revolutionary form of conservation and preservation. Our guest author Bill Killon has created a new film on Colvin that he describes as a piece of the story. Read on to learn more.
January 10, 2017  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council's Marketing and Development Assistant
Peregrine Falcon Programs Bringing Back Adirondack Populations
After disappearing from New York State in the 1960's, peregrine falcon populations in the Adirondacks are back on the rise. We talked with John O'Connor, wildlife biologist and coordinator of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation peregrine falcon program for the Adirondack and Lake Champlain region on how they worked to make this possible.
Healthy Lakes Stay Colder Than Those Sterilized by Acid Rain
January 5, 2017  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Progress on Acid Rain is Helping Fish Survive Climate Change
It’s troubling to hear the Trump transition team talk about gutting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and bringing back coal as a fuel for making electricity. Burning coal leads to acid rain, mercury contamination and climate change. New York has some of the best clean air laws in the nation, but they aren’t enough to protect the Adirondack Park from smokestacks in the Ohio Valley, if they start burning coal again.

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Press Releases

Council Press
Posted on: 01/12/17
Urges Him to Optimize Economic Development Effort with Wilderness Protection Nearby
Posted on: 01/12/17
Will Support Organization’s Work to Boost Low-Carbon Adirondack Economy
Posted on: 01/03/17
Healthy Lakes Stay Colder Than Those Sterilized by Acid Rain
Posted on: 11/21/16
World Class Tourism Destination Needs $100 Million to Fix Wastewater Treatment Systems
Posted on: 11/14/16
Most Important Parcel Added to the Forest Preserve in a Generation Should be Motor-Free
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