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Causes: Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Environment, Forest Conservation, Land Resources Conservation, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

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

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

The Adirondack Council does a great job covering so many issues that impact the Park - air pollution, water quality, land protection. I love this place and appreciate the Council's dedication to the Adirondacks.



Rating: 5

I have been going to the Adirondacks for spiritual renewal for many years. The beauty there is spellbinding and there is no other place in the world like it. The Adirondack Council is an organization that protects the park and works to preserve its breathtaking beauty for ours and future generations. The fight is constant and ongoing and extremely difficult. The people in this organization have brought many diverse groups of people together to work toward a common goal and have demonstrated their skill repeatedly with many successes. But NY State is now in financial turmoil due to mismanagement and political battles. The Adirondack Coucil is using all of their collective intelligence and talent but the park is in great danger. Please take a look at their history and accomplishments. Please write to your public officials and donate. They are keeping this treasure vibrant and wild for all of us.



Rating: 5

The Adirondack Council has been advocating for the park for 30+ years, advocating for acid rain legislation when politicians and business denied its existence, pushing for legislation to protect water quality, and working to assure that funds are available for state land purchases. All of this has been done with consistency and effectiveness. They advocate with the backing of knowledge and information. As a resident of the park, I shudder to think of what the Adirondacks would look like without the steady influence the Council. For every major decision that is made that could profoundly impact the park, and there have been many, the Council has served as an appropriate and rational balance to the influences that could damage the park environment.