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.
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, 13 Reclassification Proposals, and 56 Classifications involving map corrections.
Documents: Agency Approved DSEIS, Appendix A Map Book (25MB,) Public Input
Boreas Maps: Alternative 1, Alternative 2, Alternative 3, Alternative 4, Soils, Wetlands
Freedom of Information Law Rule Making
APA is accepting public comments on a proposed Rule Making to revise its rules implementing the Freedom of Information Law. The proposed rule making package can be viewed online here. Written public comments on the proposed rules will be accepted until November 21 and may be submitted to APARule@apa.ny.gov or via mail to Paul Van Cott, Associate Attorney, Adirondack Park Agency, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, New York 12977. Public hearings on the proposed rules will be held at DEC’s office, 625 Broadway, Albany NY on November 14th at 11:00 a.m. and at APA’s office, 1133 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY on November 15th at 7:00 p.m.
State Buys Boreas Ponds Tract
View a photo tour of the property.
See a map of the Boreas Tract.
Adirondack Park Agency Celebrates Earth Day 2016
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.
APA Approves Recommendations to Amend the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan
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.