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August 22, 2019  |  by: Julia Randall - Adirondack Council's Clarence Petty Intern
Wild Thoughts - Part II
Wild Thoughts is a three-part blog series on wilderness ethics and management written in anticipation of the 2020 Adirondack Wilderness Symposium. Organized in part by Adirondack Council, the Symposium (dates TBD) will be open to the public and will feature programming on such varied topics as the legal status of wilderness in New York State, wilderness management in the era of climate change, and the more intangible, philosophical character of wilderness. Similarly, each segment of this summer-long blog series will tackle a different, broad wilderness-related question. Together, the Symposium and this series will attempt to offer a comprehensive, 21st-century consideration of wilderness as a legal concept, an ecological condition, and a cultural phenomenon.
September 12, 2018  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
VIDEO: Living in Harmony with Wilderness | Adirondack Park
Watch our video "Living in Harmony with Wilderness, the first in a three-part series.
June 26, 2018  |  by: Tyler Frakes - Adirondack Council Membership Director
A Year of Adirondack Advocacy | Cleaner Water & Air & Expanded Wilderness
For over 40 years, the Adirondack Council has been an effective, non-partisan advocate for the Adirondacks. In both Albany and the Adirondacks, our conservation advocacy and education is ongoing. Looking back over this past fiscal year, we’ve accomplished a lot of good for the Adirondacks. We owe thanks to our tens of thousands of advocates across the nation who support our mission and vision and count on the Council to be the watchdog for the Adirondack Park.
April 12, 2018  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Conservation Considered in Largest Army Training Exercise in Adirondack Park
From April 10 through 18, Adirondack Park visitors and residents are likely to notice military training exercises happening around them. The exercises involve several types of military aircraft and hundreds of soldiers on the ground. Army officials said it is the largest such training exercise it has ever conducted in the Adirondack Park. After heeding the advice of the Adirondack Council, the Army will avoid sensitive environmental locations, including known wildlife areas and – to the extent possible - designated Wilderness Areas in its training missions.
January 23, 2018  |  by: Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Adirondack Council Goes to Court to Fight for Wilderness
Last Wednesday afternoon, the Adirondack Council went to court in Albany to fight a lawsuit that threatens the future of wilderness preservation in the Adirondack Park.
December 27, 2016  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
One Last Chance to Speak Up for Wilderness...Before it's too late
As we enjoy the holiday season, reflect on the year that has passed and look forward to the next, will you do one more thing for the Adirondacks? There's still time to send a letter to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and tell them that you want motor-free Wilderness for the Boreas Ponds. The APA will accept your comments until Friday, December 30.
December 13, 2016  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council's Marketing and Development Assistant
Adirondack Park Agency Concludes Public Hearings on Boreas Ponds Land Classification
Hundreds of people from across New York State turned out at hearings hosted by the Adirondack Park Agency in November and December to express their opinions on how the state should classify the Boreas Ponds tract. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that has taken the time to write and speak up for Wilderness!
September 26, 2016  |  by: Emily Liebelt - Clarence Petty Intern
Millions Are Ready For Wilderness
The Adirondack Council, on behalf of the BeWildNY Coalition, just released a video advertising campaign urging New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo to protect over 30,000 acres of new public land as motor-free wilderness. The video, narrated by acclaimed actress and environmentalist Sigourney Weaver, displays the magnificence of the recently purchased Boreas Ponds tract of public land.
September 7, 2016  |  by: By: William C. Janeway, Executive Director
State of the Park 2016: 'Ready for Wilderness'
The globally unique Adirondack Park is ready for new wilderness, according to the Adirondack Council's State of the Park report for 2016. The report concludes that the Adirondacks are ready for the largest expansion of motor-free wilderness in a generation. National media have been focusing attention on the upcoming Presidential election and on the hottest summer on record. But there is another story of national importance unfolding in the Adirondacks right now.
August 23, 2016  |  by: Dana Mancini - Adirondack Council Canvassing Coordinator
A summer of Love...for Wilderness
This summer, the Adirondack Council entered its second year of an Adirondack canvassing program with the goal of demonstrating that there is broad public support for clean water and wilderness lands in New York.

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