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Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir Master Plan

2019-06-12T12:22:48-04:00

In the 1960s, the USACE invaded and seized the sovereign lands of the Seneca Nation at Allegany in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. The Army Corps evicted families, razed towns, burned homes, and destroyed and flooded sacred sites and cemeteries. All of the destruction occurred in violation of the READ MORE

Tick-Borne Diseases

2019-06-11T12:20:07-04:00

There is still time before the end of the legislative session to restore funding to combat Tick-Borne Diseases (TBD)!  With an estimated 52,000 new cases of Lyme disease in 2017 in New York State alone, we cannot afford to let our guard down. Last year's budget provided $1 million in READ MORE

Right to Clean Air

2019-05-01T09:35:25-04:00

New York Legislators passed S 2072/A 2064 on April 30, 2019.  This proposed Constitutional Amendment is a bill to amend the New York State Constitution to recognize the environmental rights of the people of New York. This legislation would amend Article 1, the Bill of Rights, of the New York READ MORE

Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

2019-02-25T12:45:04-05:00

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under direction of the Trump administration, is proposing changes to environmental protection regulations that govern mercury emissions, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). The proposed rule change claims there are not sufficient health benefits to justify the cost of regulating mercury emissions. Take Action READ MORE

NYS Forest Rangers

2019-04-03T13:00:17-04:00

The New York State Forest Rangers protect NYS Public Lands and keep visitors to these wild areas safe. The Ranger force, with just 109 field-level rangers, oversees five million acres of state public land and 42 public campgrounds. Additionally, there are over 18 million acres of forest and wild lands READ MORE

Protect NY State’s Hemlocks

2020-02-04T14:18:39-05:00

Photo by Mark Whitmore Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is an aggressive, devastating invasive insect that kills a host tree in a few years. Our eastern hemlocks, which have little or no resistance to these infestations, have been hit hard by HWA in many areas south of the Adirondacks. READ MORE

Protect Public Land from Over-Use

2018-07-17T17:42:56-04:00

We all love our New York Public Lands, especially the popular challenging areas like the High Peaks of the Adirondacks and Catskills, and some popular scenic areas like Kaaterskill Falls, and the Peekamoose Blue Hole, but we are loving these wonderful places to death with unintentional behavior that creates great READ MORE

NYS Environmental Protection Fund

2020-02-04T14:19:17-05:00

Since it was created in 1993, New York’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) has provided hundreds of millions of dollars to protect open space, revitalize waterfronts, support recycling, preserve farmland, enhance water quality, and help connect New Yorkers with the outdoors. The program, financed primarily through New York's real estate transfer READ MORE

Protect Public Land from ATVs

2019-06-10T12:36:27-04:00

We need your help to stop legislation that would allow state agencies to open state lands to ATV use. Over the last few years your letters have convinced Albany to exclude disastrous ATV bill language from the New York State Budget. With your help we blocked bad legislation that would READ MORE