The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the members of the newly launched High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group are encouraging New Yorkers to share their input on the State’s efforts to help promote sustainable use in the High Peaks.
In addition, Advisory Group meeting summaries will be posted online for public review.
DEC announced the formation of the High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group in November 2019, and tasked its members with making recommendations by the end of June 2020, including strategies, actions, and tactics to manage increased use in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks.
The High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group webpage provides links to meeting summaries and is expected to be updated to include future meetings. DEC and the Advisory Group are also encouraging New Yorkers to share their concerns and questions with the group.
Public comments regarding issues related to managing use in the High Peaks Region, and what might be done to address these issues, can be submitted to Info.R5@dec.ny.gov. The public is encouraged to submit comments as soon as possible to ensure they are considered by the Advisory Group during their deliberations.
Photo of hikers on the summit of Cascade Mountain provided by Adirondack Council.