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Enviro Group Says New Forest Plans Stretch Snowmobile Trails

This week the Adirondack Park Agency is expected to approve a new management plan for the Shaker Mountain Wild Forest. The area is in the southern tip of the park near Great Sacandaga Lake. One pro-environment group says the plan expands the length of snowmobile routes in the Park. But as Brian Mann reports, snowmobile enthusiasts say their sport is still being short-changed.  Go to full article
View of Lake Champlain from Split Rock area
View of Lake Champlain from Split Rock area

APA Approves Plans For Lake Champlain, Indian Lake

The Adirondack Park Agency approved two new management plans last week. The documents will shape public recreation in the Siamese Ponds wilderness area, near Indian Lake, and along a popular shoreline of Lake Champlain. As Brian Mann reports, pro-environment groups won major concessions during last-minute negotiations.  Go to full article
Damaged Campsite (Source:  Keven Prickett, Assc. Protection Adks)
Damaged Campsite (Source: Keven Prickett, Assc. Protection Adks)

Popular Adirondack Camp Sites "Hammered"

This summer, hundreds of thousands of visitors will flock to the Adirondacks. Many of them will go camping, hoping to find a true wilderness experience. Pro-environment and recreation groups say many of the Park's most popular backcountry campsites are too crowded. Plants have been uprooted and shorelines eroded. State agencies say new management plans now being developed will ease the crunch. But as Brian Mann reports, critics say state officials have shied away from controversial decisions, including the closure of some damaged campsites.  Go to full article
Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain

State Drops Ski Hut Plan for Whiteface

State officials have dropped a plan to build private ski huts on Whiteface Mountain. The proposal drew fire from pro-environment groups. As Brian Mann reports, the Olympic Regional Development Agency still hopes to move forward with a major expansion of the mountain.  Go to full article

Wilmington Wild Forest Plan Released

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released a draft plan for managing 14,000 acres of Adirondack forest in Essex and Clinton Counties. The public will be allowed to comment at a meeting tomorrow. Those who've already seen the plan have mixed reviews. Chris Knight reports.  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

State Announces New Adirondack Projects: Much Needed Trail Work & Planning

New York's Department of Environmental Conservation will spend three hundred thousand dollars on "stewardship" projects in the Adirondack Park. Part of the money will go to rebuild trails in the High Peaks. But the new spending will also help state officials draft the blueprints that guide public use of the forest preserve. As Brian Mann reports, the push to create dozens of new plans has bogged down.  Go to full article

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