The natural resources and wild beauty of the Adirondacks are being harmed because certain areas are under-managed and overcapacity.
Some steps the state has taken have already shown to be successful. But we need a comprehensive plan that follows the six best management practices in order to really tackle the problem. This is what we need to do to sustain the success of more people enjoying the Adirondack Park and stop overuse.
In collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders in the Adirondacks, the Council is providing data and analysis, inviting expertise from other large conservation areas, sharing information, and amplifying the public’s demand for better care and custody of the Park’s public lands and waters.
With your support in 2019-20, the #KeepItWild campaign will:
- Work with management experts from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to document management problems, and develop recommendations including encouraging people to explore smaller communities that host Forest Preserve recreation opportunities.
- Promote state-of-the-art land and water protection based on accepted wilderness management practices from across the country and around the world.
- Work with college students to analyze trail register data.
- Continue to collaborate with other stakeholders including the state, Adirondack Mountain Club and local government.
- Support comprehensive planning and world-class protections, including help for Rangers and other staff.