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Current Local Newspapers that are likely to contain information about the ADK Park
This daily newspaper is published in Saranac Lake and has the most Adirondack-related material. It tends to be pro-environmental in its editorial bias and is not overtly hostile towards the APA. Access to current articles is available free.
This daily newspaper is published in Glens Falls and has good coverage of all parts of the Adirondack Park, especially the southern Adirondack/Lake George area. This newspaper is anti-environmental in its editoral bias and is extremely hostile towards the APA. Access to current articles requires a subscription. However, most articles are still available free from their mobile app.
This daily newspaper is published in Plattsburgh and provides coverage for the northern counties of: Clinton, Essex and Franklin. It has good coverage of the Park in general and the northern Adirondack region. It is restrained in its anti-environmental editoral bias and it's mildly hostile toward the APA.
This daily is published in Albany and has fair coverage of the Adirondack Park. Much of its content deals with Adirondack issues before the state government. It tends to be positive in its editoral bias on issues of the environment and neutral on issues regarding the APA.
In The Adirondack Park McMartin has aptly likened the various wild forest, wilderness, recreation, and primitive areas to a patchwork quilt, with landscapes connecting to jagged boundaries following rivers and narrow valleys. Recommended "views and visits" give readers an insider's advantage to making the most of any Adirondack expedition. With a storyteller's ease, McMartin provides a brief history and description of each area. She chronicles the preserve's unusual origins, people, politics, and economics that created what is now one of the most important wilderness areas in the eastern United States.
Russell Banks is an important writer of fiction who makes his home in the Adirondack Region. Cloudsplitter traces the story of abolitionist John Brown, as seen through the eyes of his son Owen, from his hard-scrabble farm in Lake Placid to his infamous raid at Harper's Ferry. Impressively researched for a work of fiction.
Contested Terrain explores the competing understandings of how best to manage this spectacular natural resource. Terrie introduces the key players and events that have shaped the region and its use, from early settlers and loggers to preservationists, year-round residents, and developers. This new edition includes a comprehensive account of the Pataki years, an era of stunning conservation triumphs combined with unprecedented pressures on the region's ecological integrity.
Russell Banks is an important writer of fiction who makes his home in the Adirondack Region. Many of his novels deal with issues related to living in the Adirondacks. In The Sweet Hereafter, Banks explores the complex relationships of residents in a rural upstate New York community after a tragic bus accident kills a number of their children.
The chief regulating organization in the Park. Since its creation in 1971, it has been the most controversial entity in the Adirondack Park. Its polarizing effect has colored Adirondack politics for 40 years.
Protect the Adirondacks! was formed by the merger of two well-known environmental groups: The Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks, and the Residents' Committee to Protect the Adirondacks, in the early 2000s. This group is considered to be the most radical of the pro-environmental groups.
This national organization maintains a regional presence in Paul Smiths. They publish a number of special studies and reports on regional environmental issues such as: Common Loon Inventories, Grey Wolf re-introduction, Bicknell's Thrush habitat disruption, and more.
Created as part of the APA Act of 1973, the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board exists "For the purpose of advising and assisting the Adirondack park agency [sic] in carrying out its functions, powers and duties..." It usually has an adversarial relationship with the APA.