The Forest Preserve, Snowmobile Trails, and the NY Constitution

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Adirondack historian, Phil Terrie


Protect the Adirondacks Executive Director,

 Peter Bauer

Thursday, May 27, 2021

6:00 p.m.


In a resounding victory for wilderness, the New York Court of Appeals recently issued a historic decision on the construction of snowmobile trails in the Forest Preserve. Established by the New York legislature in 1885 and protected by the state constitution since 1895, the Forest Preserve is the East’s last great wilderness. What does this decision mean? How will it affect management of the Forest Preserve, including the construction and maintenance of foot trails? Join us for a discussion of this historic decision.

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