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.
APA and DEC Announce Joint Public Comment Period for Proposed Management Guidance for Primitive Tent Sites
Proposed Guidance Provides Best Management Practices for Design and Layout of Primitive Tent Sites on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park.
Management Guidance on Primitive Tent Sites is available to view or download from the DEC website here.
Public Comments Accepted Until January 22, 2018.
Please See Press Release for more details and contact info.
Climate Change Policy Resolution
“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.”
Public Comment Period for Proposed Singletrack Bike Trails on the Adirondack Forest Preserve
The APA and DEC are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments regarding proposed management guidance for the siting, construction and maintenance of single track bike trails on Adirondack Park Forest Preserve lands. Comments are welcome and accepted until September 29, 2017. Please address all written comments to Kathy Regan, NYS Adirondack Park Agency, PO Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12997 or emailed to SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov.
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.
125th Anniversary of the Adirondack Park Blue Line
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.
State Buys Boreas Ponds Tract
View a photo tour of the property.
See a map of the Boreas Tract.