""Few people have ever loved their country as Marshall did and he loved it from the ground up, starting with the soil and rocks and ferns and trees." - James Glover, "A Wilderness Original: The Life of Bob Marshall"

This site provides non-commercial links to environmental resources and historic-based websites related to the Adirondacks. Drop me a note if you have comments, questions, or suggested links.

Also the website for the Bald (Rondaxe) Mountain Fire Tower - Old Forge, NY

  Environmental Organizations 

  • ADK - Founded in 1922, the Adirondack Mt. Club's members are dedicated to the protection and responsible use of NYS's Forest Preserve, parks and waterways.
  • 46ers - Organized in 1948, The Adirondack Forty-Sixers are a select group of hikers who have ascended 46 High Peaks listed in Russell Carson's Peaks and People.
  • Adirondack Council - Legislative and Environmental issues. Informative online monthly newsletter on Park Issues.
  • Adirondack Aquatic Institute - at Paul Smith's College, who's mission is to understand, preserve and protect the aquatic resources of the Adirondacks through research and education.
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation - Informative Quarterly News Publication with policy announcements.
  • Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks - Venerable organization at the forefront in protecting the "forever wild" amendment. Maintains an extensive library available to the public. P.O. Box 951, Schenectady, NY 12301, David Gibson, Exec. Director
  • Residents Committee for the Protection of the Adirondacks, RCPA - Organization of Adirondackers. Publish "Adirondack Voices" - an informative newsletter on current Park issues. Main St., P.O. Box 27, North Creek, NY 12853-0027, Peter Bauer, Exec. Director
  • Adirondack Architectural Heritage, AARCH - This organizations is an excellent resource for Adirondack communities who are studying and want to preserve their architectural heritage. Steven Engelhart, Exec. Director, 1759 Main St., Keeseville, NY 12944
  • Nature Conservancy - New York State - provides funds for Forest Preserve acquisitions and lease options. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
  • Adirondack Park Agency - Independent, bipartisan state agency responsible for developing long-range Park policy in a forum that balances statewide concerns and the interests of local governments in the Park.
  • Appalachian Mountain Club - Conservation Issues including Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and Champion Lands in the Northern Forest

Two great links at the Assoc. for the Protection of the Adirondacks - in Niskayuna, NY.

Research Library - Online catalog of their comprehensive Adirondack books/maps/periodicals/photos collections
Adirondack Chronology
- Need Adobe Acrobat to read this pdf file. 295 pgs & growing

  Adirondack History Links 


  Other Sites of Interest 



  Maps & Photos 


  Community History Links 


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Last updated: December  2015