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
On Friday, February 2, 2018, the Agency Board voted to accept the Final Environmental Impact Statement for classification of the Boreas Ponds Tract, subject to ministerial changes. The documents may be viewed here:
SLMP Final Environmental Impact Statement, Preferred Alternative Map 2B, Appendix A Map Book, Appendix B Public Comment Response, Appendix C Comparison of DSEIS to FSEIS Redline, Appendix D Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan Area Descriptions Redline
APA and DEC Announce Joint Public Comment Period for Proposed Management Guidance for Primitive Tent Sites
Proposed Guidance Provides Best Management Practices for Design and Layout of Primitive Tent Sites on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park.
Management Guidance on Primitive Tent Sites is available to view or download from the DEC website here.
Public Comments Accepted Until January 22, 2018.
Please See Press Release for more details and contact info.
Public Comment Period for Proposed Singletrack Bike Trails on the Adirondack Forest Preserve
The APA and DEC are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments regarding proposed management guidance for the siting, construction and maintenance of single track bike trails on Adirondack Park Forest Preserve lands. Comments are welcome and accepted until September 29, 2017. Please address all written comments to Kathy Regan, NYS Adirondack Park Agency, PO Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12997 or emailed to SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov.