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Welcome to the Adirondack Park Agency

The APA is a New York State government agency, consisting of approximately 56 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.


Earth Day 2014

William Blake Pond - “To see a world in a grain of sand, And heaven in a wild flower, To hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.” William Blake

William Blake Pond

“Nations behave well if they treat the natural resources as assets which they turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value.” - President Theodore Roosevelt

APA 2014 Earth Resolution

2014 Adirondack Park Excellence Awards

Best Community Events Contest Winners

Awards Photo

Back row from left: Assemblyman Dan Stec (114), Assemblyman Marc Butler (118), Inlet Supervisor John Frey, Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston, APA Brian Grisi, Indian Lake Supervisor Brian Wells, Adirondack Regional Tourism Council Ron Ofner

Front row from left: Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau, Seagle General Manager Tony Kostecki, Horicon Councilman Bob Olsen, Tupper Lake Supervisor Patricia Littlefield, Director of Tourism Long Lake Alexandra Roalsvig,  APA Executive Director Terry Martino, APA Chairwoman Lani Ulrich, Hamilton County Chairman Bill Farber 

Click for Award winners    

2013 Annual Report CoverAPA Publishes 2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

“Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the APA
Act with such a grand and magnificent addition to the Park, the Essex Chain Lakes classification, truly represents government performing at the highest level to best serve the diverse interests of all New York State citizens.”
Leilani Crafts Ulrich, Chairwoman


Link to press release: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/02072014-finch-land-classification

New Park Map

View the New Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map and State Land Map. Open an interactive map of Park Land Classification. Or find more mapping resources here.

Adirondack Park Agency Approves State Land Classification Action

Adirondack Park Agency Board voted unanimously to recommend that Governor Cuomo approve the Agency’s Preferred Alternative to classify recently acquired New York State Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack Park 


The Agency’s recommendation provides for a mixed use of Wilderness, Primitive, Wild Forest and State Administrative land classifications. It will establish five new Forest Preserve Units, and include a multi-use Wild Forest corridor between the Primitive and Wilderness Units. The new areas will include:

  • The Hudson Gorge Wilderness Area (23,494 acres);
  • The Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area (6,955 acres);
  • The OK Slip Pond Primitive Area (30 acres);
  • The Pine Lake Primitive Area (2,912 acres);
  • The Polaris Mountain Primitive Area (953 acres); and
  • The addition of over 8,000 acres into the existing Blue Mountain and Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Areas.

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (pdf 1.7mb)

FSEIS Maps (pdf 8mb)

Appendix to the FSEIS (pdf 14.8mb)

Resolution with Attachments (pdf 1.6mb)

Press Release

Help Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species

Terrestrial and aquatic invasive species harm the Park’s natural environment and cause social and economic hardship to landowners and governments.  The aquatic invasive Eurasian watermilfoil can render your favorite fishing or swimming hole un-useable while Japanese knotweed roots can push through concrete foundations and asphalt driveways. Please visit these resource links below to find out more about invasive species and what you can do to help.

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP): http://www.adkinvasives.com/
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Invasive Species Clearinghouse: http://www.nyis.info/
NYSDEC: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/6989.html

Adirondack Club and Resort Final Order and Authorized Permits

Transmittal of Order
APA Project Findings & Order 2005-100
Agency Permit 2005-100.1 - Ski Area & Resort
Agency Permit 2005-100.2 - Marina
Agency Permit 2005-100.3 - Large Eastern Great Camp Lots
Agency Permit 2005-100.4 - Small Eastern Great Camp Lots
Agency Permit 2005-100.5 - Lake Simond View
Agency Permit 2005-100.6 - Sugarloaf North
Agency Permit 2005-100.7 - Cranberry Village
Agency Permit 2005-100.8 - East Village
Agency Permit 2005-100.9 - Tupper Lake North
Agency Permit 2005-100.10 - Tupper Lake South
Agency Permit 2005-100.11 - Sugarloaf East
Agency Permit 2005-100.12 - Small Western Great Camp Lots
Agency Permit 2005-100.13 - Westface Expansion
Agency Permit 2005-100.14 - West Slopeside

Press Release

The Adirondack Park and Energy

The Agency has complied a list of resource links that detail available programs, services and funding incentives to assist property owners and Park residents on energy matters and managing escalating energy costs. Energy links...

In a Hurry? Fast FACTS to keep you informed…

On many pages of our web site, in this location you'll find what we consider to be commonly needed information. Fast FACTS - easy access to common questions and useful information.

Citizen's Guide to Adirondack Park Agency Land Use Regulations -- This document explains APA jurisdiction for land owners and project sponsors. (pdf 370kb)

See About the Park for information on Adirondack history, nature, geography and more.

Jurisdictional Inquiry Form -- (updated 3/28/2013 pdf 51kb)

Who is on the Adirondack Park Agency Board? Find out here...

Agency Meeting

April 11 Agency Meeting
mailing package...

Schedule of 2014 Agency Meetings

Adirondack Park Local Government Day Conference

April 9 & 10, 2014

For more information click here.

Towers Information

Adirondack Cell Coverage Continues to Improve (updated 12/31/2013)
- Park Towers Map
- Northway Towers Map
- Park Inventory
- Important information about the inventory
- September 2010 press release


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

Recovery.NY.gov - New York State Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009







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