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.
2019 Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan
The August 2019 version of the APSLMP contains the latest State Land Classification and Reclassification Actions including the final tract of the historic Finch Pruyn & Company land deal – the 20,543 acre Boreas Ponds parcel. The State’s unprecedented, multi-year land transaction with The Nature Conservancy resulted in the acquisition and classification of nearly 65,000 acres of globally significant forests. This represents the largest Forest Preserve expansion in the history of the Adirondack Park.
In addition, revisions to the definition of the Travel Corridor Classification and related management guidelines are included. The Travel Corridor revisions maximize public recreational opportunities, broaden economic impact and ensure the protection of the Park’s unique natural and historic resources.
To download the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan please click here
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!
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.
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.
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.