Almanack Contributor Dave Gibson - Dan Plumley

Dan Plumley and Dave Gibson are partners with Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve.

Adirondack Wild hopes to build on a rich legacy to apply ecological and philosophical thinking to critical advocacy and educational work designed to safeguard and extend Adirondack wild lands, and to educate each new generation about the benefits of wild lands and the important role they play in people's lives.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New State Lands Strengthen Ecology, Economics

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent commitment to acquire 69,000 acres of the former Finch Pruyn lands for the publicly-owned NYS Forest Preserve over the next several years completes a 161,000-acre conservation project of national and global importance.

Conservation of the paper company’s lands was a topic fifty years ago this summer when Paul Schaefer had an interesting conversation with then Finch Pruyn Company President Lyman Beeman. Both were members of the Joint Legislative Committee on Natural Resources then studying Adirondack forests. » Continue Reading.

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