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Dozens of Park Units Await Plans
Dozens of Park Units Await Plans

Adk Park Planners Miss Gov Pataki's Deadline

State environmental officials have missed a 5-year deadline set by Governor Pataki for the creation of detailed management plans for the Adirondack Park. The plans are required by state law. And many locals say the management guidelines are needed to expand recreation and economic development in the Park. As Brian Mann reports, state officials say more plans are nearing completion.  Go to full article
 A discussion group at the Wildlands Exchange Conference.
A discussion group at the Wildlands Exchange Conference.

Canada's Parks: A More Restrictive Model for the Adirondacks?

This summer, visitors to the High Peaks found more rules and regulations than ever before. The new unit management plan bans campfires and limits the size of hiking groups. But compared with parks in Canada, the Adirondacks are still wide open.
At a conference this weekend, recreation users and pro-environment groups debated a future where that could change, with access to the backcountry limited by quotas and permits. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Protecting the Adirondacks, Pt 2

The State of New York is pushing hard to finish dozens of unit management plans, the blueprints that govern recreation and environmental protection in the Adirondacks. The process is controversial in the North Country, but it's also drawing attention outside the Park. Brian Mann attended a meeting in Albany soon after the initiative was launched.  Go to full article

Motorboat Restrictions Draw Hot Debate

A proposal to limit motorboats on waters near Saranac Lake sparked a heated debate last night. The meeting was held by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to discuss a new management plan for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest. Brian Mann reports tension between recreation users in the region continue to grow.  Go to full article

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