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Conservation Groups Support Bill To Strengthen Oversight Of Subdivisions In Adirondack Park

View of the Adirondacks from the Keene Valley area
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View of the Adirondacks from the Keene Valley area

The 36,000-acre privately owned Whitney Park in upstate New York may be split up and sold to private buyers. Recently, Whitney Industries announced it would apply to the Adirondack Park Agency to subdivide the undeveloped tract into 11 separate lots. 

New York environmental organizations have expressed concern over future impacts on open space, ecological integrity, wild life, and water quality.  As the state legislative session winds down in Albany, the groups are urging lawmakers to pass a bill that would strengthen the APA's oversight of subdivided lands. 

WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Dave Gibson at non-profit Adirondack Wild about his concerns.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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