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.

  • CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY RESOLUTION

    Agency Board Resolution In Support Of New York State’s Leadership In Climate Change Policy

    “The impacts of climate change transcends regional boundaries and political affiliations”, said APA Chairman Sherman Craig.  “In the Adirondacks we have witnessed the devastating impacts of catastrophic weather events which damaged our communities costing millions in reconstruction and lost revenue.  Our winter economy is threatened by unpredictable weather and shorter seasons.  And it is a proven fact that the increase use of coal-fired power plants in the Mid-west will bring acid rain which kills aquatic and terrestrial life in our higher elevation forests and waterbodies.  Governor Cuomo’s brave leadership opposing the United States withdrawal from the Pairs Climate Agreement is a turnkey moment for New York State and the Adirondack Park.”

    Press Release

     
  • Public Comment Period for Proposed Map Amendment 2017-01

    APA Holds Public Comment Period for Proposed Map Amendment 2017-01. The Town of Essex has requested a series of 15 amendments to the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map.

    Map of Proposed Amendments
    Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for MA2017-01

     
  • Public Comment Period for Proposed Map Amendment 2017-02

    APA Holds Public Comment Period for Proposed Map Amendment 2017-02. The Town of Crown Point has requested an amendment to the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map.

    Map of Proposed Amendment
    Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for MA2017-02

     
  • 125th Anniversary of the Adirondack Park Blue Line
    Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness

    The Adirondack Park Agency celebrates the 125th anniversary of New York State's Adirondack Park. On May 20, 1892, the New York State Legislature and Governor Roswell P. Flower created the Adirondack Park Enabling Act which established the Park’s Blue Line boundary. The Act also inaugurated the Forest Commission - precursor of the Department of Environmental Conservation.

    Photo credit: Brendan Wiltse

     

  • State Land Classification  

    2016 - 2017 Amendments to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan involving the Classification and Reclassification of 54,418 acres of State Lands in the Adirondack Park which include the Boreas Ponds Tract, 32 Additional Classification Proposals, 12 Reclassification Proposals, and 56 Classifications involving map corrections.

    Download Classification Documents, Maps, Public Comments, and Presentations

  • Adirondack Park Agency 2016 Annual Report   
    2016 Annual Report

    Read the APA 2016 Annual Report

    See APA Division reports under Special News Items in the Press Room