APA Research, Science and Planning Policy
With its mix of public and private lands, the Adirondack Park provides a rich landscape for the research of natural and cultural resources. Throughout its more than a quarter-century of operation, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has built scientific, geographic, and planning databases to be able to serve the public more effectively and efficiently, to aid the decision-making process for other State agencies, local governments, organizations and landowners in the Park, and to encourage more research involvement within the Park by universities.
Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map and State Land Map - this interactive map also includes park wetlands and designated river system areas.
About the Park including:
About APA’s Resource Analysis and Scientific Services Unit
APA Document Library includes:
Citizen's Guide (pdf 370kb)
Adirondack Park Agency Act
Rules and Regulations
Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan
Trends Analysis Plan
Charts of Forest Pests of the Adirondacks
Slideshow Database of Charismatic Megawetlands in the Adirondack Park
Become a Citizen Scientist Volunteer
Would you like to become a Citizen Scientist volunteer and Help Monitor the Effects of Climate Change on Adirondack Wetlands?
Visit the SUNY ESF Interpretive Center's Website to find out more.
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Inter-Agency Work Plan for
Management of Terrestrial Invasive Plant Species on State Land in
the Adirondack Park (StateLandInvasivesPlan.pdf 431kb)
Learn more about GIS at the APA
Visit the Adirondack Park Invasives Plant Program website.
Adirondack Research Consortium research
"Anothura troglodytes [Troglodytes troglodytes - Winter Wren]-No.
585, August 11, 1875. Rather common in the dense woods, but rarely
seen ... it is often heard; however, for it possesses a gushing,
ringing song, wonderfully loud for so small a creature; excepting
the thrushes it is the sweetest songster in the Adirondac woods
-- Teddy Roosevelt, age 16, from his pamphlet The Summer Birds of the Adirondacks in Franklin County, N.Y.