<em>let's make</em> WILDERNESS
let's make WILDERNESS
We have an historic opportunity to expand the High Peaks Wilderness. Tell Albany to protect our Adirondack legacy and create a new 280,000 Wilderness in the heart of the Adirondacks.
<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.

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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

May 23, 2016  |  by: John Sheehan, Adirondack Council Communications Director
Study Showing that Wilderness Helps Adirondack Economy Will be Presented Thursday to Adirondack Research Consortium
Wilderness is what sets the Adirondack Park apart from all other protected forests in the Northeast. But does wilderness preservation harm economic growth? Do people shy away from buying homes and businesses inside the Adirondack Park? How about near Wilderness Areas? According to a recent study by Clarkson University, the answer is: No!
May 16, 2016  |  by: Joe Martens - Senior Fellow at the Open Space Institute
How the Deal Was Done
The is an account of how New York State purchased the Essex Chain Lakes parcel by Joe Martens who was the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation at the time.
April 27, 2016  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Communications Director
Expanded ATV Riding Raises Big Concerns
ATVs are a persistent problem in the “forever wild” Adirondack Forest Preserve, where they can cause severe damage to trails and off-trail areas. The Adirondack Council supports a general ban on ATV riding in the Forest Preserve, but also supports the establishment of legal riding areas on private lands and on lands where the state has purchased recreation rights.

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Press Releases

Council Press
Posted on: 05/17/16
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the final plan to govern the use of the...
Posted on: 05/10/16
20,758-acre purchase of the Boreas Ponds Tract caps acquisition of 69,000 acres of lands from The Nature Conservancy
Posted on: 05/10/16
Buyers Pay 25% More for Homes, Businesses & Land Near Adirondack Wilderness Areas
Posted on: 04/25/16
Waters, Forests, Wildlife Habitat are Sensitive, Unusual & Remote as Wilderness Would be Safe from Noise, Pollution, Invasive Species
Posted on: 04/20/16
Adirondack Council Grants Awarded to 12 Local Farms
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