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.

  • Recent Remote Public Hearings

    Map Amendment Hearing: MA 2020-01 Town of North Elba

    Description: Amendment to the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan to reclassify approximately 35 acres from Moderate Intensity Use to Hamlet in the Town of North Elba, Essex County.

    Public Hearing Link

    Please submit comments to: APA Staff EPS Matthew Kendall, email or Voicemail: 518-304-6168

    Comment Deadline: May 30, 2020

    A Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared for this action.

    Map Amendment Hearing: MA 2019-01 Town of Lake Luzerne

    Description: Amendment to the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan to reclassify approximately 105 acres from Rural Use to Moderate Intensity Use in the Town of Lake Luzerne, Warren County

    Public Hearing Link

    Please submit comments to: APA Staff EPS Matthew Kendall, email or Voicemail: 518-304-6168 

    Comment Deadline: June 2, 2020

    A Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared for this action.

  • Major Project Public Comment Periods

    Major Project: P2020-0022 Town of Chesterfield

    Description: Proposed upgrades to the Village of Keeseville Wastewater Treatment Plant in Keeseville/Essex County

    Comment Deadline: May 28, 2020 - For more info click here

    Major Project: P2020-0075 Lyme Adirondack Forest Company, LLC

    Description: Proposed timber harvest of 140 +/- acres in the Town of Day, Saratoga County

    Comment Deadline: May 28, 2020 - For more info click here

    Major Project: P2020-0072 Mark Schmale and Judith Powers

    Description: Construction of a single-family dwelling in the Town of Johnsburg, Warren County

    Comment Deadline: May 28, 2020 - For more info click here

    Major Project: P2020-0013 Jeffrey W. & Lisa A. Edwards

    Description: Proposed four lot subdivision in the Town of Fort Ann, Washington County

    Comment Deadline: May 28, 2020 - For more info click here

    Major Project: P2020-0060 Town of Jay

    Description: Replacement of a culvert within the town road right-of-way

    Comment Deadline: June 11, 2020 - For more info click here

  • COVID-19 Updates

    Please see link to COVID – 19 Programs and Financial Support.

    Following current State directives and guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Adirondack Park Agency has implemented precautionary protocols for staff and their interactions with the public. To achieve the most efficient response, please call our main number at 518-891-4050 and leave a detailed message or please email your inquiry to APAsubmissions@apa.ny.gov. We will do our best to respond promptly given the circumstances.   

    The Agency will now only accept jurisdictional inquiries, applications, and related submissions electronically. Please submit all jurisdictional inquiries to apajif@apa.ny.gov.  Please use the new electronic jurisdictional inquiry form. Please sign electronically per instructions provided. If unable to submit via email, hard copy submissions will be accepted but due to current circumstances delays may occur.

    Please send applications and submissions by email to APAsubmissions@apa.ny.gov.  All applications and submissions should be in PDF or similar format and be legible. Electronic copies of plans must be fully scalable. Applications must contain scans of signatures affixed by hand or electronic signatures consistent with the Electronic Signatures and Records Act.  

    The Agency is not conducting site visits at this time. When we are able to resume routine work activities, the Agency will immediately begin to schedule site visits for pending applications. Until then, the Agency will evaluate wetland delineations and soils analysis/deep hole test pits provided by private consultant professionals. Confirmation of results through future staff inspection may be required. The Agency maintains lists of consultants in the Adirondack Park that perform these services. The lists can be found at www.apa.ny.gov/Forms/index.cfm, under the “Help for Applicants” link. We appreciate your understanding during this time.

    Also, please note that in accordance with Executive Order 202.11, Sections 806, 808, 809, and 814 of the Executive Law, Section 24-0801 of the Environmental Conservation Law, and associated regulations are temporarily suspended or modified to the extent necessary to suspend the statutory and regulatory time periods required for the Adirondack Park Agency to respond to requests for variances, permit modifications and otherwise process permit requests.

    Deadlines for recording Agency-issued permits with the County Clerk’s Office are suspended until further notice.

    Please direct all media inquiries to the Agency’s Public Information Officer Keith McKeever via email at keith.mckeever@apa.ny.gov or by phone at 518-354-9698.

    Guidance on Responsible Recreation During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

    Link to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's COVID-19 Updates

  • Adirondack Park Agency pays tribute to colleague Thomas Saehrig

    The Adirondack Park Agency extends its sincerest condolences to the Saehrig Family who lost a truly devoted family man and most generous soul. Mr. Saehrig was a dedicated public servant who was revered by his colleagues for his professionalism and inspiring mentorship. His Adirondack Park Agency family will truly miss his steady influence and kind nature.

    Link to Obituary

  • 2019 APA Annual Report

    APA Executive Director Terry Martino said, "As we proceed during these unprecedented times, it is reassuring to reflect upon the outstanding commitment of Agency staff and Board members to the Adirondack Park and its 101 municipalities. I am proud to share with you the 2019 Annual Report accomplishments of the Adirondack Park Agency. The report documents the project review, interdisciplinary planning, and decisions which are science based and incorporate best management practices. All efforts combine to ensure the long-term sustainability and protection of this magnificent region. Under the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo, we look forward to the tasks and opportunities that lie ahead.”

    2019 APA Annual Report

    Please click 2019 Annual Report to download report

  • May Agency Board Highlights

    May Agency Meeting


    The Adirondack Park Agency Board convened remotely in May using Covid-19 precautionary protocols. Highlights were approval for a herbicide treatment to combat Eurasian watermilfoil in Minerva Lake in the Town of Minerva, Essex County and the Agency Board recommended State Land Master Plan conformance for the Remsen – Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan amendment.

    .APA Staff/Board ADI Presentation

     

  • 2019 Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan

    APSLMP Cover Page

    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!    

    . TeleCom Tower Map