The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook, NY on Thursday, May 10th, 2018.
The meeting will include discussion on the Vanderwhacker Wild Forest and the High Peaks Wilderness Unit Management Plans (UMPs), proposed amendments to the Gore Mountain Intensive Use Ski Area UMP, an Arbor Day tree dedication, a presentation on the Lake Champlain Basin Program, and discuss proposed enhancements for the Ski Bowl Village located in the Town of Johnsburg. What follows is the agenda issued by the APA:
At 9:30 am, the State Land Committee will come to order to consider authorizing a joint public comment period with the Department of Environmental Conservation for input on proposed activities and Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) conformance for the Vanderwhacker Wild Forest and the High Peaks Wilderness Unit Management Plan (UMP) amendments. The committee will also deliberate APSLMP conformance for proposed amendments to the Gore Mountain Intensive Use Ski Area UMP. The committee meeting will conclude with an informational presentation on the Mount Van Hoevenburgh UMP.
At 12:15 pm, the Agency will commemorate Arbor Day with a tree dedication in honor of former APA Chairman, John R. Collins, Jr. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.
At 1:30 pm, the Park Ecology Committee will hear a presentation from Dr. Eric Howe, Program Director at the Lake Champlain Basin Program. Dr. Howe will provide an overview of the Lake Champlain Basin Program including its Opportunities for Action document, State of the Lake Report, and Local Implementation Grant awards.
At 2:30 pm, the Regulatory Programs Committee will consider approval for the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and Town of Johnsburg’s proposed enhancements for the Ski Bowl Village located in the Town of Johnsburg, Warren County. Improvements would include winter and non-winter recreational facilities.
At 3:45 pm, the Full Agency will convene to take any necessary actions and hear member and Local Government Review Board comment.
Meeting materials are available for download from the APA’s website. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Provide any requests for specific accommodations to Keith P. McKeever at (518) 891-4050. The March Agency Meeting is scheduled for June 7-8, 2018, at the Adirondack Park Agency Headquarters in Ray Brook.
Photo: Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Building in Ray Brook.