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  • "Forever Wild" A Legislative Update on New York's Adirondack Park

    Forever wild. The term immortalized in the protection of New York’s Adirondack Park can just as easily be applied to the state’s turbulent legislature, complex state and local agencies, and the conflicting interests of conservation and economic development in much of the area where the park is located. The new governor, Andrew Cuomo, comes into office at a time when the future of several important issues facing the Adirondack Park is uncertain. From reigning in the authority of the Adirondack Park Agency to regulating moose hunting, the 2011 legislature will hear a myriad of proposals affecting the park. This article serves as a primer for these issues as well as providing a review of current law and regulations.