Adirondack Park Agency

APA Science and Research

About the APA’s Resource Analysis and Scientific Services Unit

The Adirondack Park provides a rich landscape for the research of natural and cultural resources. Wetland StudyThroughout its more than a quarter-century of operation, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has built scientific, geographic, and planning databases to be able to serve the public more effectively and efficiently, to aid the decision-making process for other State agencies, local governments, organizations and landowners in the Park, and to encourage more research involvement within the Park.

Fast Facts

Area Statistics by county for the park from the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan and State Land Map

Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map and State Land Map - this interactive map also includes park wetlands and designated river system areas.

GIS at the Adirondack Park Agency

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About the Park...

List of Plant Species Native Within the Adirondack Park
alphabetically by Common Name or listed alphabetically by Scientific Name

  • Landscaping and Gardening with Native Species

Native Species (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation)

Landscaping with native plants (Lake George Association)

Native plants for shoreline buffers (Lake George Association)

Tree and Shrub Seedlings for Landscaping (Saratoga Tree Nursery)

  • Forest Resources

Timber Harvesting (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation)

Forest Health (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation)


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Learn more about Invasive Species.

EPA Wetland & Watershed Reports

Adirondack Park Trends Analysis Plan -- (pdf 457kb)

"Anothura troglodytes [Troglodytes troglodytes - Winter Wren]-No. 585, August 11, 1875. Rather common in the dense woods, but rarely seen ... it is often heard; however, for it possesses a gushing, ringing song, wonderfully loud for so small a creature; excepting the thrushes it is the sweetest songster in the Adirondac woods ..."
-- Teddy Roosevelt, age 16, from his pamphlet The Summer Birds of the Adirondacks in Franklin County, N.Y.