Mission: New York’s six-million-acre Adirondack Park is the largest park in the contiguous United States. Its wild, natural beauty is a sanctuary for wildlife and people.
The mission of the Adirondack Council is to ensure the ecological integrity and wild character of the Adirondack Park. We envision an Adirondack Park composed of large core wilderness areas, connected to working farms and forests, and augmented by vibrant communities, all within a diverse mosaic of biologically intact landscapes.
The Adirondack Council is the leading voice for Adirondack conservation. We are showing the world how people and nature can thrive together.
Results: *secured continued state funding for communities and the Environmental Protection Fund for land acquisition, water quality, recycling etc.
*launched the Cool Park. Healthy Planet. program to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, retiring over 1,800 tons to date.
*published Adirondack Waters: Resource at Risk, available free to anyone who cares about water quality in the Adirondack Park.
*helped launch the Common Ground Alliance, a diverse group of stakeholders joining together to advocate for actions that benefit the Adirondack Park's environment, communities and economy.
Geographic areas served: Adirondack Park, New York
The Adirondack Council is a great non-profit that has worked hard for many years to protect the environment in New York's great Adirondack Park. I have been a member since the early 1990s. I've always been impressed by their knowledge of the issues. I love the Adirondacks. I live in the Park. I'm glad the Adirondack Council is here. I think the Park is better off because of the Council.