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.
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 Unit Management Plans
APA and DEC Announce Joint Public Comment Period for Adirondack Park Unit Management Plans. Please see the press release for detailed information.
Public Comment Period for Proposed General Permit 2017G-1
APA Holds Public Comment Period for Proposed General Permit 2017G-1. Please see the press release for detailed information.
Memorandum for DRAFT General Permit 2017G-1
Resolution for DRAFT General Permit 2017G-1
DRAFT General Permit 2017G-1, Access to and Replacement of Utility Poles in Wetlands Resolution and Order for DRAFT General Permit 2017G-1
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.
Public Comment Period for Proposed Map Amendment 2017-02
APA Holds Public Comment Period for Proposed Map Amendment 2017-02. The Town of Crown Point has requested an amendment 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.