Fred Monroe

Adirondack Park sign
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New York is appealing a court decision that has halted trail work in the Adirondacks.

Adirondack Park sign
Pat Bradley/WAMC

In 2013, Protect the Adirondacks filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of New York state’s plan to cut trees in the Forest Preserve and build nearly 27 miles of snowmobile trails. The New York Appellate Court issued a split decision recently, ruling that while building the trails did not violate the state constitution, the planned destruction of timber did.