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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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