Skip Navigation
Regional News
The Essex Chain of Lakes. The process is now underway to determine what kind of recreation and public use will be allowed. Photo: Carl Heilman, courtesy Adirondack Nature Conservancy
The Essex Chain of Lakes. The process is now underway to determine what kind of recreation and public use will be allowed. Photo: Carl Heilman, courtesy Adirondack Nature Conservancy

In Adks debate resumes over fate of Finch lands

Listen to this story
State officials announced yesterday that they'll begin public hearings in June to decide how the former Finch Pruyn timberlands will be managed, now that they've been added to the Adirondack forest preserve.

The classification process will sort out what kinds of recreation and access will be allowed over a wide swath of the upper Hudson River that's being opened to the public for the first time in 150 years.

Environmentalists and local government leaders have very different visions.

Hear this

Download audio

Share this


Explore this

Reported by

Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

Phil Brown, Adirondack Explorer managing editor
Phil Brown, Adirondack Explorer managing editor
The journalist who's been covering this story most closely is Phil Brown, managing editor of the Adirondack Explorer magazine and a contributor to the Adirondack Almanack.

Brown sat down to talk with our own Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann about the next step in deciding how the Finch Pruyn land deal is reshaping the Adirondack Park.

Governor Cuomo's decision this summer to purchase 69,000 acres of additional forest preserve land triggered a length review process that will determine how the land is used. Photo: Brian Mann
Governor Cuomo's decision this summer to purchase 69,000 acres of additional forest preserve land triggered a length review process that will determine how the land is used. Photo: Brian Mann
Brown's articles laying out the details of how the Finch Pruyn lands might be managed are appearing weekly in the Adirondack Almanack on-line journal.  

The first public hearing for the Finch lands is set for June 12th at APA headquarters in Ray Brook.  Read more at the APA's website about the seven alternatives being considered.

Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.