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.

  • 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


  • APA and DEC Hold Public Comment Period for Proposed Management Guidance on Primitive Tent Sites

    The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments regarding proposed management guidance for the design and layout of primitive tent sites on State Lands in the Adirondack Park.

    Comments will be accepted until July 18, 2019.

    Please send all written comments to:

    Richard Weber, Deputy Director for Planning
    NYS Adirondack Park Agency
    P.O. Box 99
    Ray Brook, NY 12977
    Fax: 518-891-3938


    *If submitting comments by e-mail, please type “Primitive Tent Site Guidance” in the subject line of the e-mail message

    To download the proposed guidance please click here

  • 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.

  • May Agency Meeting Presenter Highlights     

    The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program receives Certificate of Appreciation for 20 Years of Protecting the Adirondacks from Invasive Species.
    Dr. Eric Holmlund received Certificate of Appreciation for the Paul Smiths College Adirondack Watershed Institute Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Program

    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:  APA Board Member John Ernst, Supervisor Natural Resource Analysis Kathy Regan, APA Executive Director Terry Martino, APIPP Program Manager Brendan Quirion,  APA Associate A.P. Project Analyst, Fresh Water Resources Leigh Walrath, APIPP Terrestrial Project Coordinator  Zack Simek, APIPP Aquatic Project Coordinator Erin Vennie-Vollrath, APA Board Member Arthur Lussi and Dr. Eric Holmlund, Paul Smiths College. 


    The Adirondack Summit Steward Program received Certificate of Appreciation for 30 years of protecting New York’s alpine habitat.

    Picture of Chris Navitsky, Lake George Waterkeeper receiving Certificate of Appreciation from APA Public Awareness and Communication Committee.

    From Left:  NYS Ranger (retired) Peter Fish, Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy Sophie McClellen, APA Executive Director Terry Martino, Adirondack Mountain Club Summit Steward Coordinator Kayla White, APA Environmental Program Specialist 2 Ariel Lynch (former summit steward), Supervisor Natural Resource Analysis Kathy Regan (former Summit Steward Coordinator) and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Preserve Coordinator Karen Richards


  • APA Board Recommends Approval for Travel Corridor Amendment

    The APA has recommended approval for an amendment to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan involving the clarification of the Travel Corridors classification category definition, the guidelines for management and use, and amendments of related provisions.  The recommendation allows rail and rail trail use in the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor and future State-owned railroad corridors with existing rails. 

    For more information please see APA Press Release

    To review the action please download the following documents:

    Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS)

    FSEIS - Appendix A

    FSEIS - Appendix B

    FSEIS - Appendix C

    FSEIS - Appendix D