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.
News & Activities
- Next Agency Meeting: November 14 -15, 2019
- Press Room
- Public Input
- Large-scale residential subdivisions currently under review
- Agency meeting schedule
- Live & archived webcast
Adirondack Park Agency Holds Joint Public Comment Period with Department of Enviromental Conservation
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments for an amendment to the Blue Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan.
Public comment will be accepted until October 30, 2019.
Please address all written comments related to the proposed management action to:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-4254
Please direct all State Land Master Plan Conformance comments to:
Richard Weber III
Deputy Director for Planning
NYS Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977
To review the Blue Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Planease download here
September Agency Board Highlights
The Adirondack Park Agency Board welcomed new staff members Robert Lore and David “Sam” Boese to the Agency at the September Board Meeting. Mr. Lore was appointed to the position of Deputy Director, Regulatory Programs. Prior to joining the Agency, Mr. Lore worked in the Deputy Advisor and Advisor positions with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Mr. Boese was hired as an Assistant Engineer. He came to the Agency from the NYS DOT, Central New York Region 3 Office.
From Left: Executive Director Terry Martino, Assistant Engineer Sam Boese, Deputy Director, Regulatory Programs Robert Lore, Presiding Board Member Bradley Austin
About the Adirondack Park Agency
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) was created in 1971 by the New York
State Legislature with the mission to protect the public and private resources
within the “Blue Line” of the Adirondack Park. The purpose of the APA Act is “to
insure optimum overall conservation, development and use of the unique scenic,
aesthetic, wildlife, recreational, open space, historic, ecological and natural resources
of the Adirondack Park.”
The Agency administers two regional land use plans: the Adirondack Park
State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) and the Adirondack Park Private Land Use
and Development Plan. These documents classify State and private lands according
to their characteristics and capacity to sustain use.
To learn more about the Adirondack Park Agency please read the Adirondack Park Agency Citizens Guide.
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!