Jul 14, 2003 — Over the weekend, top state officials committed themselves to buying more land in the Adirondacks, to protect the environment and to expand recreation opportunities. Strong support for the policy came at a gathering of the Adirondack Council, where Environmental Conservation commissioner Erin Crotty received an award. Brian Mann has our story.
Fast Facts: In his 2002 State of the State Address, Governor Pataki committed the state to preserving "1 million additional acres of land over the next 10 years" according to the DEC. Since 1995, the state has invested more than $400 million to preserve more than 400,000 acres of land across New York, much of it in the North Country.