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.

  • Public Comment Period For Gore Mountain Reclassification Action and Unit Management Plan Amendment

    APA, in consultation with the DEC, drafted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) which proposes two reclassification actions involving the Gore Mountain Intensive Use Area. The action involves the addition of 38.7 acres of the Gore Mountain Intensive Use Area to the Siamese Pond Wilderness Area, and the addition of 29.0 acres of the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Area to the Gore Mountain Intensive Use Area.

    The deadline for public comment is July 13, 2018. Two public hearing sessions will be held:

    June 27, 2018; 1:00 pm – NYS DEC Headquarters, 625 Broadway,
    Albany, NY, Room 129 A

    June 28, 2018; 7:00 pm – Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main
    Street, North Creek, NY

    Please address comments to:
    Kathy Regan
    Deputy Director for Planning
    NYS Adirondack Park Agency
    P.O. Box 99
    Ray Brook, NY 12977
    Email - ClassificationComments@apa.ny.gov

    or

    Josh Clague
    Forest Preserve Planner
    NYSDEC
    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233
    Email - adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov

    Download the DSEIS

  • Adirondack Park State Land Public Comment Period Announcement

    The following Unit Management Plans have open public comment periods: 
    High Peaks Wilderness UMP
    Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest UMP

    DEC and APA to conduct concurrent public comment period. The deadline for public comments on the High Peaks Wilderness UMP and Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest UMP is June 27, 2018. Public Meetings are scheduled for May 23, 2018 in Albany and Newcomb, and June 21, 2018 in Lake Placid. For more information please see DEC Press Room

    APA is also accepting public comments on SLMP conformance for the following Unit Management Plans:
    Grass River Wild Forest UMP
    Saranac Lakes Wild Forest UMP

    The deadline for public comments on the Grass River Wild Forest UMP and Saranac Lakes Wild Forest UMP is July 13, 2018.

    Please email SLMP Conformance Comments to SLMP_ump_comments@apa.ny.gov

  • July 8-15, 2018 is NYS Invasive Species Awareness Week.

    Please see Stop The Invasion NY for Adirondack Events near you.

    Stop The Invasion!

  • Public Comment Period For Travel Corridor Amendment

    APA has proposed an amendment to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) involving the clarification of the Travel Corridors classification category definition, the guidelines for management and use, and amendments of related provisions. The APA will accept public comment until May 7, 2018. Three public hearing sessions will be held on April 11, 24 and 25.

    Please address comments to:
    Kathy Regan
    Deputy Director for Planning
    NYS Adirondack Park Agency
    P.O. Box 99
    Ray Brook, NY 12977
    Fax: 518-891-3938
    Email - SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov

    Download the DSEIS
    Read the APA press release

  • Adirondack Park Agency 2017 Annual Report   
    2016 Annual Report

    Read the APA 2017 Annual Report

    APA Division reports are available on the Press Room page.