The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is a New York State government agency, consisting of 54 staff and an eleven-member board. In 1971 the APA was created by the State Legislature to develop long-range public and private land use plans for the largest park in the continental United States.
State Land Classification
2016 - 2017 Amendments to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan involving the Classification and Reclassification of 54,418 acres of State Lands in the Adirondack Park which include the Boreas Ponds Tract, 32 Additional Classification Proposals, 13 Reclassification Proposals, and 56 Classifications involving map corrections.
Public comment period closed.
The November 9th Classification Hearing can be viewed here (688MB) or listened to here (91MB)
Documents: Agency Approved DSEIS, Appendix A Map Book (25MB,) An Interactive Map
Boreas Maps: Alternative 1, Alternative 2, Alternative 3, Alternative 4, Soils, Wetlands
State Buys Boreas Ponds Tract
View a photo tour of the property.
See a map of the Boreas Tract.
APA is accepting comments on rules promulgated in 2002 as required by section 207 of the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA). SAPA requires the review of and opportunity for public comment on state agency rules every five years following their promulgation. To view a list of rules that were adopted by APA in calendar year 2002, click here. Public comment on the continuation or modification of these rules is invited and will be accepted until February 20, 2017. Comments may be directed to: Paul Van Cott, Associate Attorney, Legal Division, Adirondack Park Agency, P.O. Box 99, NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977 or by e-mail to APARuleMaking@apa.ny.gov.
APA Approves Recommendations to Amend the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan
Adirondack Park Agency Offers Hamlet Economic Planning And Assistance Program
The Hamlet Economic Planning And Assistance Program (HEPA) service helps Adirondack Local Governments plan for economic development.
Adirondack Park Agency Celebrates Earth Day 2016
As the beauty of the Adirondack environment inspires us, so the words of its governing documents inspire us to protect and enjoy this place. Download the APA's 2016 Earth Day Poster honoring New York State's environmental legacy with language from the State Constitution, APA Act, State Land Master Plan, and Environmental Conservation Law.