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.

  • 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.

  • Adirondack Park State Land Public Comment Period Announcement

    APA is accepting public comment on the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for the Hammond Pond Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. 

    The deadline for public comments regarding Master Plan conformance is April 15, 2019.

    Download the Hammond Pond Wild Forest UMP   

    Please address all written comments to:

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

    Please email comments to: SLMP_UMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov

  • March Agency Meeting Presenter Highlights     

    Birch Boys LLC receives Certificate of Appreciation from APA Economic Affairs Committee.

    Picture of Executive Director Terry Martino, Acting Chair Karen Feldman, Josh McLean, Garret Kopp (Founder/CEO), Economic Affairs Committee Chair Art Lussi, Special Assistant for Economic Affairs Dan Kelleher and Loretta Buerkle.

    From Left: Executive Director Terry Martino, Acting Chair Karen Feldman, Josh McLean, Garret Kopp (Founder/CEO), Economic Affairs Committee Chair Art Lussi, Special Assistant for Economic Affairs Dan Kelleher and Loretta Buerkle.

    Chris Navitsky, Lake George Waterkeeper receives Certificate of Appreciation from APA Park Ecology Committee.

    Picture of Chris Navitsky, Lake George Waterkeeper receiving Certificate of Appreciation from APA Park Ecology Committee.

    From Left: Acting Chair Karen Feldman, Executive Director Terry Martino, Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky, RASS Supervisor Kathy Regan and Park Ecology Chair John Ernst.

     

  • 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

  • Adirondack Park State Land Public Comment Period Announcement

    The Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation are accepting public comment on the draft Management Guidance for Cross Country Ski Trail Design, Construction and Maintenance on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park.

    Download the Guidance

    The deadline for public comments regarding the guidance is February 1, 2019.

    Please address all written comments to:

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

    Please email comments to SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov

  • Policy on Renewable Energy Production and Energy Supply

    The purpose of Renewable Energy Production and Energy Supply policy is to provide guidance to the Adirondack Park Agency and others within the Adirondack Park regarding the APA’s exercise of its powers, duties and responsibilities under the APA Act, the Freshwater Wetlands Act, and the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers System Act regarding renewable energy production.  

    The public comment period concluded on December 10, 2018.

    Download the Energy Policy

  • Generic Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan

    The Adirondack Park Agency has accepted public comment on Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for Volume 1 of the Generic Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan (TCUMP) for State Highway Travel Corridors in the Adirondack Park. The generic plan outlines park-wide goals, strategies, objectives, policies, guidelines and best management practices to enable the development of route-specific corridor plans. In addition, the TCUMP coordinates and integrates the planning responsibilities of the state agencies statutorily responsible for state highway travel corridors within the Adirondack Park.

    To review please download the Proposed Generic TCUMP