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News stories tagged with "float-planes"

Helms flying service (Photo:  Used by permission from Tom Helms)
Helms flying service (Photo: Used by permission from Tom Helms)

APA poised to reject continued float plane traffic on Lows Lake

The Adirondack Park Agency is expected to reject a plan put forward by state officials that would extend the use of floatplanes on Lows Lake. Motorized access to the remote mountain lake has been controversial for years. The APA board will take a final vote today. As Brian Mann reports, the fierce debate has divided state agencies and sparked disagreements among pro-environment groups.  Go to full article

Adirondacks motorized recreation debate focuses on float planes and Lows Lake

State officials have revived a controversial debate over the use of float planes on a remote Adirondack lake. The Department of Environmental Conservation says pilots carrying tourists and fishermen should have access to Lows Lake for another ten years. But many paddlers have complained about the flights and a coalition of green groups says the new plan violates state law. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Green groups sue over float plane use in Adirondacks

A coalition of environmental groups is suing New York state in an effort to force a ban on float planes on a popular lake in the Adirondacks. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Float Planes Will Lose Access To Popular Adirondack Lake

The Adirondack Park Agency voted Friday to phase out the use of floatplanes on Lows Lake. The compromise is part of the "Bog River Unit Management Plan". As Brian Mann reports, the state has agreed to help tourism pilots find other lakes, where they can take their customers.  Go to full article

Bog River Vote Delayed

The Adirondack Park Agency commission got a first look at a new plan for the Bog River and Lowe's Lake on Thursday. The plan -- for an area near Tupper Lake -- includes a restriction on commercial floatplane use. As Brian Mann reports, the Agency won't vote on the proposal until January.  Go to full article

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