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The Adirondack Park is a publicly protected, elliptical area encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of Upstate New York, United States. It is the largest park and the largest state-level protected area in the contiguous United States, and the largest National Historic Landmark.

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Google previewForest Health (2011)

An Integrated Perspective by John D. Castello, Stephen A. Teale

The Adirondack Park is a 2.4 million ha patchwork of public and private lands located in northern New York State. The area was designated in 1892 by law to protect the region from unregulated forest clearing that was common during the late 1800s. It was the culmination of a preservation movement that grew out of concern about widespread tree cutting to support the lumber, paper, leather- tanning, and iron-smelting industries in the Adirondack Mountains that began in earnest in the ...

Google previewRegional Planning for a Sustainable America (2011)

How Creative Programs Are Promoting Prosperity and Saving the Environment by Carleton K. Montgomery

A Resource for Recreation With over 60 million people located within a day's drive, the Adirondack Park is a valuable natural landscape surrounded by extensive urban and suburban development and will certainly increase in importance in the future as a globally unique ecological resource. As a recreational resource, the park offers some of the best opportunities in North America. Whiteface Mountain and the Village of Lake Placid have been rated the number one ski destination in ...

Google previewBig Places, Big Plans (2017)

by Mark B. Lapping

The Adirondack Park is an attractive place for people to move to, buy vacation property in, and return to because it is a landscape like no other in the U.S. Though just a halfday's drive from the major population and economic centers of the eastern United States, the Adirondack Park is still in many respects a wild landscape dominated by big open spaces dotted with small towns. But residential growth gone wrong will kill the goose that lays the golden egg. The Park's incredible array of ...

Google previewBest Easy Day Hikes Adirondacks (2011)

by Lisa Densmore Ballard

The Adirondack Park is a big place, but if every visitor to its pristine backcountry left only a small mark, it would quickly be destroyed. As at home, do not litter—not even biode- gradables such as orange peels. While they may degrade over time, it takes longer than you think, and they are not part of the park's natural ecosystem. At the same time, take only pictures. Picking a flower may seem harmless, but it could be an endangered species. Likewise, leave wildlife alone both for your ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of North American Environmentalism (1997)

by Edward Robert Wells, Alan M. Schwartz

ADIRONDACK PARK Six million acres of northern New York State, a mix of public and private lands, make the Adirondack ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Anthropocene (2017)

As the largest and oldest protected area in North America that includes a permanent human population, the Adirondack Park of New York (United States), is an experiment in conservation that began nearly a century before the US Wilderness Act became law. In 1885, the establishment of the NY State Forest Preserve on over 600,000 acres of rugged mountainous terrain sought to redress damages to vital waterways, especially the Hudson River, resulting from intensive forest ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York State (2005)

by Peter R. Eisenstadt, Laura-Eve Moss

ADIRONDACK MUSEUM 10 ADIRONDACK PARK Adirondack lean-to, ca 1900. needed for hunting, fishing, trapping, and other pursuits in the mountain wilderness, these baskets are among the oldest surviving traditions in the Adirondacks. While the origins are unverified, tradition attributes the basket style to the Abenaki Indians from Canada and New England in the 1 9th century. The pack basket (also known as a pack-basket, packbasket, or backpack basket) has historically been ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Geography, 15 Volume Set (2017)

People, the Earth, Environment and Technology by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston

in east central New York state and even Adirondack Park (1885) in northeastern New York state to protect critical hydrological source regions and thus its water supply. The case of San Francisco after the devastation of the earthquake and conflagration of 1906 demonstrates the political nature of urban thirst. City leaders called for a diversified water ...

Google previewClimate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History [4 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Science and History by Brian C. Black, David M. Hassenzahl Ph.D., Jennie C. Stephens, Gary Weisel, Nancy Gift

According to Trombulak, Marsh scholar John Elder wrote that “Marsh contributed directly to the founding of both the Adirondack Park ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History (2012)

by Donald T. Critchlow, Philip R. VanderMeer

As well with state initiatives like New York's Adirondack Park (1892), every act of preservation—fixing boundaries and banning hunting and timbering—served to exclude poorer locals and limit traditional subsistence activities. The laudable efforts of elite sportsmen, outdoor enthusiasts, and women's clubs to conserve land and fauna nonetheless stirred class resentments. Progressive Conservation. During the interwar years, the proliferation of automobiles rendered parks more ...

Google previewAmerica Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States [3 volumes] (2012)

An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States by Kim Kennedy White

New York pioneered public conservation with its creation of Adirondack Park in 1882, purchasing many pristine acres and specifying that public land was to remain ...

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