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

    Email: SLMP_UMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov

    *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

  • APA Holds Public Comment Period for Proposed New General Permit 2019-G1

    The Adirondack Park Agency is accepting public comment on a proposed new general permit to expedite the review for utility pole replacements on certain lands inside the Adirondack Park.  The new General Permit/Order – 2019G1 – would authorize replacement of certain utility poles on lands owned by or within rights-of-way held by utility companies or the New York State Department of Transportation.

    Comments will be accepted until July 26, 2019.

    Please send all written comments to:

    John Burth
    NYS Adirondack Park Agency
    P.O. Box 99
    Ray Brook, NY 12977
    Fax: 518-891-3938

    Email: RPComments@apa.ny.gov

    To download the proposed new General Permit 2019G-1 click here

  • 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.