The Council publishes newsletters, State of the Park Reports, and other special reports. The Council's 2020 Vision Series provides a plan for protecting the Park's natural resources. 

What is the Adirondack Park?

Learn more about the Adirondack Park's history, structure, laws, and agencies that oversee Park management and land use development.

The Forest Preserve and Privately-Owned Land

The Adirondack Park is made up of a mixture of publicly-owned Forest Preserve and privately-owned lands. These lands work together to make the Adirondack Park a model of how nature and communities can thrive togeher.

Acid Rain

The Adirondack Park has suffered the worst acid rain damage in the nation. Learn what acid rain is, how it affects the Park's ecosytems and communtities and what work the Adirondack Council has done to defend the Adirondacks.

Climate Change

Climate change is a change in regional or global climate patterns from average weather. It poses a serious threat to the Adirondack Park. Warming temperatures are already changing the Park's ecosystems, threatening the survival of some native wildlife and plant species and the quality and quantity of Adirondack Park waters..


Mercury is a highly toxic element that becomes an air pollutant largely through emissions from coal-fired power plants. It is also broken free from rock and soil by acidic water. Small amounts are also contained in the same pollution that causes acid rain.

Leave No Trace

Whether you’re paddling, hiking, climbing, or swimming it is important to follow the seven principles whenever you’re out in nature in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park. Help protect the waters, forests, and mountains that you come to enjoy in the Adirondacks. They will help keep you safe on your journey and leave the resource for future generations to enjoy.

About Overuse in the Adirondack Park

Unaddressed overuse in certain locations in the Adirondack Park is putting pressure on the natural resources and, in some cases, creating unsafe settings for visitors and harming the quality of the wilderness experience that is central to the Adirondack Park’s legacy. Learn more...


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