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.

  • 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

  • State Land Public Comment   

    The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments regarding proposed Minimum Requirements Approach guidance. The guidance pertains to the construction of trail bridges on State Land classified as Wild Forest Areas in the Adirondack Park. The APA and DEC will accept comments on the Minimum Requirements Approach Guidance until April 14, 2017.

  • 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 Offers Hamlet Economic Planning And Assistance Program

    The Hamlet Economic Planning And Assistance Program (HEPA) service helps Adirondack Local Governments plan for economic development.

    For more information see the Press Release or read about the HEPA Program in the Business/Economy section of our website.

  • Adirondack Park Agency Celebrates Earth Day 2016   
    2015 Annual Report

    As the beauty of the Adirondack environment inspires us, so the words of its governing documents inspire us to protect and enjoy this place. Download the APA's 2016 Earth Day Poster honoring New York State's environmental legacy with language from the State Constitution, APA Act, State Land Master Plan, and Environmental Conservation Law.