The Adirondack Council issued a report this week outlining the damage occurring from inappropriate ATV use on public lands. It calls for new legislation, including a statutory ban, on recreational ATV use in the Adirondack Park.
A number of issues affecting the Adirondacks are pending in New York state agencies. Other will be affected by the recently passed budget. Environmental and municipal advocates discuss key priorities they say need to be addressed.
Every 20 years, New Yorkers are given the opportunity for a constitutional convention. A referendum will be on the ballot in November asking voters if one should be held. Groups are lining up on each side. Several environmental organizations are opposed to the convention because they are concerned that a key protection for the Adirondacks and Catskills could be eliminated.
Elise Stefanik, the Republican candidate for Congress in New York’s 21st district, attended the monthly meeting of the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board on Wednesday to discuss regional issues.