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 public and private land use plans for the largest park in the continental United States.
State Land Classification
2016 - 2017 Amendments to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan involving the Classification and Reclassification of 54,418 acres of State Lands in the Adirondack Park which include the Boreas Ponds Tract, 32 Additional Classification Proposals, 13 Reclassification Proposals, and 56 Classifications involving map corrections.
Public comments will be accepted unitl December 30, 2016.
Email comments to: ClassificationComments@apa.ny.gov
Mail comments to: Kathleen Regan, Deputy Director, Planning, APA, PO Box 99, 1133 State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977
Please note venue changes for State Land Classification Hearings:
Rochester, NY - Date: November 28, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Rochester Institute of Technology Louise Slaughter Hall, Parking in lot "T"
Canton, NY - Date: November 29, 2016 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Canton High School 99 State Street
All Public Hearing dates and locations are found here.
The November 9th Classification Hearing can be viewed here (688MB) or listened to here (91MB)
Documents: Agency Approved DSEIS, Appendix A Map Book (25MB,) An Interactive Map
Boreas Maps: Alternative 1, Alternative 2, Alternative 3, Alternative 4, Soils, Wetlands
Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex Unit Management Plan
APA is accepting public comment on State Land Master Plan conformance for the Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex Unit Management Plan. To review the UMP please click here. Also, click here to explore some of the islands through maps, images, and text.
Please address all written comments pertaining to Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance to: Kathy Regan, Deputy Director for Planning, NYS Adirondack Park Agency, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977. Email comments to SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov.
If submitting comment by email, please include the "Lake Champlain Islands Unit Management Plan" in the subject line of the email message. Public comments will be accepted unitl January 6, 2017.
State Buys Boreas Ponds Tract
View a photo tour of the property.
See a map of the Boreas Tract.
Adirondack Park Agency Celebrates Earth Day 2016
As the beauty of the Adirondack environment inspires us, so the words of its governing documents inspire us to protect and enjoy this place. Download the APA's 2016 Earth Day Poster honoring New York State's environmental legacy with language from the State Constitution, APA Act, State Land Master Plan, and Environmental Conservation Law.
APA Approves Recommendations to Amend the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan
Adirondack Park Agency Offers Hamlet Economic Planning And Assistance Program
The Hamlet Economic Planning And Assistance Program (HEPA) service helps Adirondack Local Governments plan for economic development.