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A really big case was decided by Canada’s Supreme Court on Thursday. How big? Well, most news coverage is using words like “historic precedent”, “landmark” and “game changer”. First Nation leaders are...
CBC news is reporting an on-going protest against shale gas development in New Brunswick, Canada escalated dramatically today: Shale gas protesters and RCMP trying to enforce an injunction are clashing in Rexton, N.B., leading to at least...
UPDATE: No environmental activist has suggested that a wilderness or Adirondack land parcel be named after themselves personally. The text below has been corrected to clarify this point. This week, a group called Adirondack Wild unveiled...
Over the years, no one has been a more resolute watchdog of state management of the Adirondack Park than the Glens Falls Post Star. The newspaper’s editorial page has often cast a skeptical eye on the relationship between key decisions inside...
The last forty-eight hours have seen a series of strong statements, pro and con, for the 69,000 acre land deal signed Sunday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. One of the most interesting conversations is happening within local government. At least...
News stories tagged with "land-use"
Dec 09, 2005 — Tupper Lake residents last night asked the town board not to rush into a series of zoning changes requested by developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort project. The resort is the largest project ever reviewed by the Adirondack Park Agency: some 6,000 acres, including the former Big Tupper Ski Area. The developers say they need the zoning changes to move the proposal along. But, as Chris Knight reports, the town board delayed a vote and will try to answer some of the questions raised last night. Go to full article
Sep 14, 2005 — Governor Pataki says acting Conservation Commissioner Denise Sheehan will lead the state's leading environmental agency until his term in office ends in 2007. Sheehan has been the acting DEC chief since February. As Brian Mann reports, she plans to help the state acquire at least eighty thousand more acres of conservation land. Go to full article
Aug 15, 2005 — The Adirondack Park Agency moved a step closer on Friday to forcing the removal of a controversial mansion in Lake Placid. Following the recommendation of APA staff, the agency board voted unanimously to suspend Arthur Spiegel's permit until environmental conditions are fully satisfied. Go to full article
Jul 22, 2005 — Despite plans for a dramatic company downsizing, International Paper says it is still committed to a landmark conservation easement deal with the state. Announced last year, the agreement would have the state pay $25 million to open 257,000 acres of IP land in the Adirondacks for public recreation. Go to full article
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May 25, 2005 — An ATV trail network is in the planning stages in St. Lawrence County. County lawmaker Alex MacKinnon made the announcement at last night's meeting in Colton. He said an ATV trail will run from the Jefferson and Lewis County borders across to Franklin County. Go to full article
Apr 27, 2005 — ATV riders gave state environment officials an earful at a public meeting in Canton last night. The DEC is getting input on its draft plan for regulating 4-wheeler use on state land. It virtually bans ATVs in the Adirondack Forest Preserve and restricts trails in other state forests. As David Sommerstein reports, riders say the state is excluding a growing sport. Go to full article
Mar 02, 2005 — The Lake George Association is the oldest shore-owners' group in the United States. For 120 years, the organization has been protecting water quality and pushing for sound development on Lake George. Two years ago, the LGA lost a fight with the state and other pro-environment groups. The lake association wanted to use the chemical herbicide "Sonar" to battle an invasive water plant called Eurasian watermilfoil. Brian Mann spoke with Walt Lender, who takes over next week as head of the LGA. Lender says the organization will continue to push for smart development around Lake George -- and for use the of chemicals to fight invasive species. Go to full article
Feb 21, 2005 — Earlier this month, the Adirondack Park Agency approved a land-use plan for the town of Chester, in Warren County. APA officials describe the document as a model for local governments operating inside the Park. But pro-environment groups worry that the plan will allow new types of development in forested areas. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Oct 10, 2003 — APA staff and commissioners get a first hand look at an 11,000 acre parcel in Newcomb preserved by a deal with the Open Space Institute this year. The future of the tract's timberlands, historic district and wilderness are all on the agency's near-term agenda. Chris Knight went along on Wednesday's tour. Go to full article
Apr 01, 2002 — When the Adirondack Park Agency was created, in the early 1970s, the act called for creation of dozens of unit management plans. The plans were meant to be detailed blueprints, shaping recreation and environmental protection in the Park's state forests. But in the decades since, few of those plans have been created. A $12-million initiative launched two years ago was meant to fill in the blanks. But as Brian Mann reports, there are worries that the planning process is behind schedule and facing some tough debates. Go to full article