Adirondack Park Agency

  • APA 50th Anniversary Logo
    The New York State Adirondack Park Agency is celebrating 50 years of long-range public and private land use planning for the largest park in the continental United States.

  • 2023 State Land Classification Action

    The 2023 classification package involves proposals for State Lands in 8 counties in the Park. The package includes 19 State Land classification proposals, 11 reclassification proposals, and six classifications involving map corrections.  Public Hearings are scheduled and a Public Comment period is open through November 27, 2023.

    APA Chair John Ernst encouraged the public to participate in the public comment process. Chair Ernst said, “For more than a century the people of the great state of New York have demonstrated profound interest in the Adirondack Park Forest Preserve. We are very honored to bring forth this state land classification action and look forward to hearing from all constituents on the proposed package.”  

    Detailed maps and the draft environmental impact statement describing the proposed action are available here.

    An Interactive Map to learn more about all proposals in the classification action can be found here.

    The Public Hearings will be held:

    November 1, 2023
    9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Virtual Hearing
    Access code: 2331 477 3001
    To make a public comment during the virtual public hearing please email your name and the phone number used to connect to:

    November 1, 2023
    5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Adirondack Park Agency Board Room
    1133 NYS Route 86
    Ray Brook, New York 12977

    November 13, 2023
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Dept. of Environmental Conservation
    Public Hearing Room, 1st Floor
    625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233

    Please submit written comment to:

    Megan Philips, Deputy Director, Planning
    Adirondack Park Agency
    Post Office Box 99
    1133 State Route 86
    Ray Brook, NY 12977

    Or by email:

  • October 2023 Adirondack Park Agency Board Meeting

    The Adirondack Park Agency will hold its monthly meeting on October 12, 2023. Materials for this meeting can be found here.

    Public comment will be available to members of the public who attend the Agency meeting in person as well as those who attend this month’s meeting remotely. If you would like the opportunity to speak remotely during public comment, please send your name and the phone number you will be using to call into the WebEx to:

    Click here to watch the meeting live.

    To access the meeting by telephone, call 1-518-549-0500 and use Access Code: 2332 961 4922

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