Just a little over 48 hours left to comment on this phase of the huge, 45,000 acre Finch Pruyn land conservation deal, a $50 million project engineered by the Adirondack Nature Conservancy.
The APA is looking for feedback about the state’s seven management options for the land, much of which lies in Indian Lake and Minerva.
Based in part on the public’s responses, the Park Agency commission will work through the proposals and vote on a final management plan, likely later this year.
To read through the various proposed models, go here or check out the maps that the state has produced here. Finally, Phil Brown at the Adirondack Explorer and Adirondack Almanack has created a great primer on the project, which you can read here.
This is one of those moments that really will shape the Adirondacks for a long time to come, affecting the vast Essex Chain of Lakes, the wildest stretches of the Hudson River, as well as parts of the Blue Mountain and Vanderwacker Mountain Wild Forests.
So chime in. If you paddle, snowmobile, spend summers, live year-round or otherwise have a stake in the Adirondacks, do a little homework and then offer your two cents worth. Here’s the contact information.
Mr. James Connolly, APA Deputy Director – Planning
Address: 1133 NY State Route 86
PO Box 99 Ray Brook, NY 12977
Remember, your feedback needs to be in by the end of the work day Friday.