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Mission : To ensure the ecological integrity ( clean air, clean water, habitat for native species) and wild character (scenic beauty, wilderness solitude, quiet waters and woods)of the Adirondack Park.The Adirondack Park is the largest park in the contiguous United States. Its wild, natural beauty is a sanctuary for wildlife and people in today's world. The Adirondack Council is the leading voice for Adirondack conservation. We are showing the world how people and nature can thrive together. The Adirondack Council inspires public participation in policy debates by advocating for positive solutions to complex issues for the benefit of the Adirondack Park and its people.
The Adirondack Council designs and implements strategies that abate or eliminate threats to the Adirondack Park.
Educate :educating the public and policy makers to build support for Park protection · Steady media presence on local, regional, state and national levels · Publications on environmental and conservation issues affecting the Adirondack Park
Advocate:focusing on the biggest threats to the ecology and wild character of the Park Urging rules, regulations, policies, legislation, funding and programs to: · reduce air pollution · prevent the fragmentation and development of large blocks of working forest lands · restore and protect water quality · protect public land from over use and abuse · protect private land from inappropriate development
Monitor:scrutinizing policies to ensure the Park's protection and appropriate uses · takes a stand on all actions that could compromise the integrity of the "forever wild clause" · evaluates information · negotiates compromises through solutions-oriented dialogue · proposes solutions · offers expertise and fact-based knowledge
Take Legal Action:upholding the constitutional protections and agency regulations and policies established to protect the Adirondack Park · adjudicatory hearings
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