Adirondack Park Agency

  • 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.

  • 2019 Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan

    APSLMP Cover Page

    The August 2019 version of the APSLMP contains the latest State Land Classification and Reclassification Actions including the final tract of the historic Finch Pruyn & Company land deal – the 20,543 acre Boreas Ponds parcel.  The State’s unprecedented, multi-year land transaction with The Nature Conservancy resulted in the acquisition and classification of nearly 65,000 acres of globally significant forests.  This represents the largest Forest Preserve expansion in the history of the Adirondack Park.

    In addition, revisions to the definition of the Travel Corridor Classification and related management guidelines are included.  The Travel Corridor revisions maximize public recreational opportunities, broaden economic impact and ensure the protection of the Park’s unique natural and historic resources.

    To download the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan please click here

  • Telecommunication Coverage Inside the Adirondack Park

    The Adirondack Park Agency, in partnership with Telecommunication Providers, Local Governments and Park Stakeholders, has successfully improved telecommunication coverage throughout the Adirondack Park. 

    Over 400 telecommunication permits issued to date!    

    . TeleCom Tower Map

     

  • July/June Agency Meeting Highlights     

    The Adirondack Park Agency Board’s Park Ecology Committee heard an information presentation regarding best management practices professional foresters and private forest owners can implement to improve habitat for priority bird species in New York.  Suzanne Treyger, Forest Program Manager, for Audubon New York and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology outlined landscape and stand-level recommendations which benefit forest bird species.

    Picture of Dr. Eric Holmlund, Paul Smiths College, APIPP Terrestrial Project Coordinator Zack Simek, APIPP Aquatic Project Coordinator Erin Vennie-Vollrath and APIPP Program Manager Brendan Quirion receiving Certificate of Appreciation from APA Park Ecology Committee.

    From Left: Park Ecology Chair John Ernst, Presiding Member Bradley Austin, Suzanne Treyger (Audubon), Executive Director Terry Martino and Resource Analysis and Scientific Services Supervisor Kathy Regan. APA Certificate of Appreciation  

    2019 Forest of Heroes Tree Ceremony. The Adirondack Park Agency dedicated a Red Oak tree in its arboretum, “The Forest of Heroes,” in honor of former Town of Newcomb Supervisor George Canon. Mr. Canon dedicated his life to the betterment of Adirondack Park communities and residents.

    Adirondack Park Agency Executive Director Terry Martino Remarks

    Picture of Dr. Eric Holmlund, Paul Smiths College, APIPP Terrestrial Project Coordinator Zack Simek, APIPP Aquatic Project Coordinator Erin Vennie-Vollrath and APIPP Program Manager Brendan Quirion receiving Certificate of Appreciation from APA Park Ecology Committee.

    Photo: Agency Board Members and staff are joined by Adirondack Park Local Government Officials, Environmental Advocacy Representatives and colleagues to honor Mr. George Canon’s lifelong commitment to Adirondack Park Towns and Villages. 

    In foreground from left: Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board Former Executive Director Fred Monroe, APA Executive Director Terry Martino and Monica Young – Mr. Canon’s widow. 

     

  • Adirondack Park Agency 2018 Annual Report   
    Picture of 2018 Annual Report cover

    Read the APA 2018 Annual Report

    APA Division reports are available on the Press Room page.