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APA reviews plan to tear down popular Adirondack fire towers

The Adirondack Park Agency meets today in Ray Brook and the agenda includes a discussion of the controversial plan to remove two popular fire towers. The APA will also review a the Tall Timbers development project in North Creek. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
View from Mt. Adams fire tower.
View from Mt. Adams fire tower.

New Vision for Adirondack Fire Towers

A pro-environment group has issued a new report on the future of 31 historical fire towers inside the Adirondack Park. The tower system was built nearly a hundred years ago after massive fires ravaged the mountains. Forest Rangers now use airplanes and field spotters to battle wildfires. But many of the towers have become a popular destination for hikers. History buffs have worked to preserve the structures. The Residents Committee to Protect the Adirondacks says 23 firetowers should be preserved and developed into a new system of "educational field stations". Brian Mann spoke with RCPA director Peter Bauer.  Go to full article

History and Lore of Adirondack Fire Towers

Author Marty Podskoch talks with Todd Moe about the history of fire towers and the people who worked on them in his new book that covers the southern districts of the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Writer Chronicles Adirondack Fire Towers

Brian Mann talks with Marty Podskoch, a historian who's working on a book about fire towers in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

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