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Welcome to the Adirondack Park Agency

The APA is a New York State government agency, consisting of approximately 54 staff and an eleven-member board. In 1971 the APA was created by the State Legislature to develop long-range land use plans for both public and private lands within the Park.


The Adirondack Park Agency Board will not meet in December, 2014.

Next Agency Board Meeting will be January 15-16, 2015.

Resolution Adopted by the Adirondack Park Agency Commends the Town of Inlet for Water Quality Legislation

Resolution adopted October 9, 2014 by the Adirondack Park Agency commends the Town of Inlet for its enactment of legislation to protect water quality through the mandatory inspection of onsite wastewater treatment systems.

Read the resolution...

State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department Rules in favor of APA in the Matter of the Adirondack Club and Resort Project.

Chairwoman Leilani Ulrich stated, “The Adirondack Park Agency is pleased with the Appellate Division’s ruling regarding the Adirondack Club and Resort project.  Today’s ruling validates the Agency’s thorough and extensive review process which ensures responsible development with strong environmental protections.  I applaud APA staff and the Agency Board for their professionalism and attention to detail. We believe this project will be a transformational economic development opportunity for Tupper Lake and the entire Adirondack Park. We now look forward to working with the community to bring this project to fruition."

Click here for Appellate Division Decision.
APA Press Release


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New Park Map

View the New Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map and State Land Map. Open an interactive map of Park Land Classification. Or find more mapping resources here.

Adirondack Park Agency Approves State Land Classification Action

Adirondack Park Agency Board voted unanimously to recommend that Governor Cuomo approve the Agency’s Preferred Alternative to classify recently acquired New York State Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack Park 


The Agency’s recommendation provides for a mixed use of Wilderness, Primitive, Wild Forest and State Administrative land classifications. It will establish five new Forest Preserve Units, and include a multi-use Wild Forest corridor between the Primitive and Wilderness Units. The new areas will include:

  • The Hudson Gorge Wilderness Area (23,494 acres);
  • The Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area (6,955 acres);
  • The OK Slip Pond Primitive Area (30 acres);
  • The Pine Lake Primitive Area (2,912 acres);
  • The Polaris Mountain Primitive Area (953 acres); and
  • The addition of over 8,000 acres into the existing Blue Mountain and Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Areas.

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (pdf 1.7mb)

FSEIS Maps (pdf 8mb)

Appendix to the FSEIS (pdf 14.8mb)

Resolution with Attachments (pdf 1.6mb)

Press Release

Help Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species

Terrestrial and aquatic invasive species harm the Park’s natural environment and cause social and economic hardship to landowners and governments.  The aquatic invasive Eurasian watermilfoil can render your favorite fishing or swimming hole un-useable while Japanese knotweed roots can push through concrete foundations and asphalt driveways. Please visit these resource links below to find out more about invasive species and what you can do to help.

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP):
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Invasive Species Clearinghouse:
Slideshows presented at the APA/DEC hosted Hydrilla Workshop which was held in Warrensburg, NY on April 11, 2014 are available here.

Adirondack Club and Resort Final Order and Authorized Permits

Transmittal of Order
APA Project Findings & Order 2005-100
Agency Permit 2005-100.1 - Ski Area & Resort
Agency Permit 2005-100.2 - Marina
Agency Permit 2005-100.3 - Large Eastern Great Camp Lots
Agency Permit 2005-100.4 - Small Eastern Great Camp Lots
Agency Permit 2005-100.5 - Lake Simond View
Agency Permit 2005-100.6 - Sugarloaf North
Agency Permit 2005-100.7 - Cranberry Village
Agency Permit 2005-100.8 - East Village
Agency Permit 2005-100.9 - Tupper Lake North
Agency Permit 2005-100.10 - Tupper Lake South
Agency Permit 2005-100.11 - Sugarloaf East
Agency Permit 2005-100.12 - Small Western Great Camp Lots
Agency Permit 2005-100.13 - Westface Expansion
Agency Permit 2005-100.14 - West Slopeside

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In a Hurry? Fast FACTS to keep you informed…

On many pages of our web site, in this location you'll find what we consider to be commonly needed information. Fast FACTS - easy access to common questions and useful information.

Citizen's Guide to Adirondack Park Agency Land Use Regulations -- This document explains APA jurisdiction for land owners and project sponsors. (pdf 370kb)

See About the Park for information on Adirondack history, nature, geography and more.

Jurisdictional Inquiry Form -- (updated 3/28/2013 pdf 51kb)

Who is on the Adirondack Park Agency Board? Find out here...

Agency Meeting

November 13-14 Agency Meeting
mailing package...
Schedule of 2014 & 2015 Agency Meetings

Towers Information

Adirondack Cell Coverage Continues to Improve (updated 12/31/2013)
- Park Towers Map
- Northway Towers Map
- Park Inventory
- Important information about the inventory
- September 2010 press release


Grant Opportunities

Local Government Efficiency Grant Program from the NYS Dept. of State's Local Government Services

Green Innovation Grant Program

NYS Smart Growth

NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

National Scenic Byways Discretionary Grants

NYS Office of Community Renewal - New York State Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009







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