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

  • 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


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

  • June Agency Meeting Highlights     

    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. 

    The Adirondack Park Agency Board received an inspirational presentation from local high school students who are working hard on Climate Change mitigation initiatives and helping their communities achieve Climate Smart Communities certification. 

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

    Photo: Youth as Catalysts for Community Climate Action!  Jen Krester from the Wild Center (at left) and Dazzle Ekblad (at right) from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Climate Change are joined by local high school students and APA Board Members and staff.


  • 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 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.