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Agency Meeting

August 13 Agency Meeting
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Schedule of 2015 Agency Meetings

Do you need a permit? See the Citizen’s Guide or fill out a jurisdictional inquiry form. Better yet, contact us.

Citizen's Guide

Towers Information

Adirondack Cell Coverage Continues to Improve
- Park Towers Map
- Northway Towers Map
- Park Inventory
- Important information about the inventory

Grant Opportunities

Local Government Efficiency Grant Program from the NYS Dept. of State's Local Government Services

Green Innovation Grant Program

NYS Smart Growth

NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

National Scenic Byways Discretionary Grants

NYS Office of Community Renewal - New York State Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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Little Moose Lake
Marcy Field
Haystack Mountain
Fire Tower
APA Board
Asgaard Farm
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Willsboro Soccer
Great Range Snow
Mt Arab Trail
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VIC Path
Route 3
Snow on Whiteface

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is a New York State government agency, consisting of 54 staff and an eleven-member board. In 1971 the APA was created by the State Legislature to develop long-range land use plans for both public and private lands within the Park.

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New HEPA service will help Adirondack Local Governments plan for economic development.

Staff review land use map
APA staff review map of potential development sites as part of HEPA pilot project.

For more information see Press Release.
HEPA Program


New process will aid rapid response to aggressive invasive species!

APA Chairwoman Lani Ulrich said, “Under the leadership of Governor Cuomo, the Adirondack Park Agency continues to streamline our permitting process to ensure we effectively respond to the threat of invasive species. These general permits will enable those on the front line to respond immediately to new infestations.  Fast action by qualified personnel is critical to combat aggressive invasive species.”           

For more information please see APA Press Room

GP2014G-1A (Terrestrial Invasive)
2015G-1 (Aquatic Invasive)

New Emergency Project Regulations effective as of June 17, 2015

Agency newly enacted regulations establish when land use or development is an emergency project and therefore exempt from the Agency’s normal regulatory review.   Regulations will ensure that a rapid, coordinated response is in place for landowners, local governments, and State agencies to react to emergency events.  Please see the Emergency Projects Flyer and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

During the May Agency Board meeting the Agency planted a tree in remembrance of  James and Kimberly Barney

Arboretum Map
Arboretum Map

See APA Arboretum Map and Honoree List.

Agency Board May Meeting Agenda Announced - See Press Release for Details.

Earth Day 2015

Adirondack Park in Northeast
Explore an interactive 3D view of the park.

President Thomas Jefferson, “The essence of the relationship between humans and the earth is that of a trust, a guardianship, where the future takes priority over the present and past.”

2015 Adirondack Park Agency Earth Day Resolution

2014 Adirondack Park Agency
Annual Report

Agency Annual Report

Agency Board Highlights

Division Reports

Please see Annual Report Press Release

Annual Report Cover

Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan Public Comment Summary

In October of 2014, the Adirondack Park Agency announced the beginning of a public process to consider amendments to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP), including amendments associated with the Essex Chain of Lakes. Four listening sessions were held and public comment was accepted. The listening sessions were held on October 29 in Ray Brook, November 3 in Newcomb, November 17 in Albany, and November 24 in Old Forge. These comments have been compiled into this summary document. This document has comments organized by topics whenever possible.


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