Organizing my historical Adirondack materials, I came across the newsletters (Adirondack Voices) from the 1990s published by the Residents’ Committee to Protect the Adirondacks (RCPA). This organization was founded in 1990 by full-time residents of the Adirondack Park intent on trying to keep some peace in the Adirondacks. They believed that the integrity and economic viability of the Adirondack communities they lived and worked in could be enhanced while preserving their unique wilderness and wild forest landscape. This view was contrary to the tenure of the time when there was tension, sometimes violent, between local residents of the Park who did not want the government telling them what to do and those who supported conservation efforts of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA).
The contributors to Adirondack Voices were from all walks of life throughout the Adirondacks.