When I moved to Upstate New York in 2013, acquaintances kept telling me about the Adirondacks, how magical they are, with their steep-sided mountains and layers of forest, mirror-calm lakes and clear-flowing creeks; bears, moose, loons. Having lived most of my adult life in the West and coming to New York from interior Alaska, I was skeptical, but hopeful. Could there really be such a large protected area in the Eastern U.S.?
We started Adirondack Wilderness Advocates in 2016, a year with implications in the political history of this country. We weren’t anything close to a national movement then, nor do we…Read More
News that the Adirondack Park Agency plans to subvert another upcoming wilderness designation at Boreas Ponds with both motorized and mechanized access corridors is not just discouraging, it is frightening.…Read More
On November 15th I will set off on a journey to keep the entire Boreas Ponds Tract wild, remote, and motor-free. With a backpack full of pro-Wilderness letters, I’ll hike…Read More
Advocate To Walk From Boreas Ponds To November APA Meeting With More Than 1,000 Letters Supporting Full Wilderness Classification
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. – Adirondack Wilderness Advocates (AWA) today announced that Tyler Socash, AWA member and activist, will attend the Adirondack Park Agency’s next meeting on November 16th by walking…Read More
During the course of the last year, much has been written about why the Boreas Ponds Tract should be classified as Wilderness by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), but it…Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saranac Lake, New York – A local environmental group’s analysis of public comments submitted to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has revealed a high level of public…Read More