Articles with keyword "atvs"

April 15, 2019  |  by: Lisa M. Genier – Program Analyst – Adirondack Council
ATVs in the Adirondacks | Why We Need #ATVreformNow
Spring is optimistic; an opportunity to reconnect with nature as trees return from dormancy, waters flow with vigor, and wildlife return to their warm weather habits. Some refer to this time as “mud season,” and hikers are urged to travel lightly and avoid sensitive places until the ground dry out. For recreational all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators, this is also a time to prepare their machines for the year and start riding. Unfortunately, there are some who misuse their ATVs on our “Forever Wild” Forest Preserve and other state lands, with detrimental impacts.
December 11, 2018  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations
What the Adirondacks Can Hope for in 2019
Looking to 2019 with hope for an even brighter future for the Adirondack Park. Our Adirondack legacy is a product of our constant yearning to do more and do better every day for the next generation. We have so much work left to do, so please join the Adirondack Council in fighting to build upon that legacy. Here are just a few efforts that give me hope for 2019.
May 23, 2018  |  by: Dana Mancini - Adirondack Council Advocacy and Outreach Assistant
5 Things You Need to Know | May ADK Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News is a collection of the most current events taking place in New York’s Adirondack Park. It aims to highlight both threats and opportunities concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy. Here's May's edition.
May 2, 2018  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations
Two State Legislative Priorities for the Adirondacks | APA and ATV Reform
Spring is here, and many are pulling their hiking gear out of their closets and putting their winter coats away. Spring is a time of hope and opportunity, and there is great potential as the state Legislature resumes its session after completing the budget process and taking a brief hiatus. The Adirondack Council is hopeful that our representatives will use this opportunity to pass legislation to reform to the Adirondack Park Agency Act and all-terrain vehicle use.
June 12, 2017  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations
Why All-Terrain Vehicles and Wildlife Do Not Mix
Now that the snow has thawed and the air has warmed, for some it is time for hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, fishing. For others, it is time to ride their all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). As riders tune up their machines for the year, get gas and buy last minute supplies before leaving for their destination, it is worth considering other costs associated with this activity for which others foot the bill.
March 1, 2017  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations
New York takes a U-turn on ATVs in the Adirondacks
Last year, Governor Cuomo"s Adirondack Park Agency released the Department of Environmental Conservation's Grass River Unit Management Plan for public comment, which if approved would permit public All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use on the Adirondack Forest Preserve. This proposed action would run contrary to the policy of the last three administrations. This policy shift represents an emerging threat to our Adirondack legacy.
December 19, 2016  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations
"Lingchi" or "death by a thousand cuts" was once a gruesome act that now stands as a metaphor, encouraging all of us to be wise in considering cumulative impacts of any given activity. Our public lands, roads and health continue to play host to a litany of "tiny cuts" that when viewed as a whole paint a very clear picture that shows why we must enact broad reforms to ATV legislation in this legislative session.
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.
December 14, 2015  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations
With Hope, Looking Forward to a Bright Future for the Adirondack Park
Read about one Adirondack Council staff member's hike in the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness and the hope for a bright future for the Adirondack Park.
June 9, 2014  |  by: Lisa M. Genier
Bigger Isn't Always Better
I'm sure you've heard the old saying,"Bigger is Better." Well, not when it comes to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). As you can imagine, larger and heavier ATVs can do more damage to the environment.

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