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News stories tagged with "motorized-access"

Red pin marks section of Old Mountain Rd. Source: Google Maps
Red pin marks section of Old Mountain Rd. Source: Google Maps

Decision could open Adirondack roads to motorized use

A Lake Placid snowmobiler has won a landmark case over motorized access to a road in the Adirondacks. Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis has dismissed a ticket issued to Jim McCulley for operating his pick-up truck on Old Mountain Road. The old road runs between North Elba and Keene in Essex County. It's part of the popular Jackrabbit cross country ski trail. As Chris Knight reports, the decision turns on the point of when an old road is technically abandoned...or not. And it could have implications for Forest Preserve roads throughout the Adirondack Park.  Go to full article

APA considers snowmobile trail cap

The Adirondack Park Agency's state lands committee failed to reach a consensus Thursday over whether to institute a cap on snowmobile trails on public lands in the park. After more than an hour of discussion, the committee moved to forward the matter without comment to the full board of commissioners for review today. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article

Snowmobile trails debate continues

State environment officials are backing away from a plan to boost the number and length of snowmobile trail miles in the Adirondacks. DEC commissioner Pete Grannis had called for scrapping a hard cap on snowmobile trail miles in the Park established a quarter century ago.
Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Environmental group sues over ATVs

The Adirondack Council and a group of local residents are suing Lewis County's legislature, hoping to block ATV access to county-owned public forest land. Four-wheel riding is a popular sport in the western Adirondacks, but environmental groups say the vehicles destroy trails and plant life. Brian Mann has more.  Go to full article

Sportsmen Oppose Hancock Land Conservation Bid

On Wednesday, the Hancock Timber Resource group will open bids on more than a hundred and twenty thousand acres of land in the Adirondacks and Vermont. The land sale worries sportsmen in St. Lawrence County, who fear they could lose hunting clubs and ATV trails. As Brian Mann reports, environmentalists fear the land could be subdivided and developed.  Go to full article

Lake George: Jetski Ban Faces Opposition

Officials in Lake George plan to vote in two weeks on a rule that would ban jetskis and other personal watercraft. But a new group is organizing to block the change. As Brian Mann reports it's part of a movement in the region to support motorized access to lakes and state land.  Go to full article

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