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A Wild Idea: The Birth of the APA

WCNY presents “A Wild Idea—The Birth of the APA” live virtual screening and discussion event New York’s Adirondack Park is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Grand Canyon, and Great Smokies National Parks combined. It is one of the largest unbroken deciduous forests on earth, with a thousand miles of streams and rivers, hundreds of lakes, and lofty peaks. Amazingly, most of the land within the park is privately owned, and 85 million people live within a day’s drive. Yet the Adirondacks remain largely undeveloped. How did that happen? Join us in exploring the creation of the Adirondack Park Agency 50 years ago and the impact it has had on the development of the park over the years.

– Panelists: Richard Booth, Former Commissioner & Member of the NYS Adirondack Park Agency and Professor at Cornell University Dr. Chad P. Dawson, Former Member of the NYS Adirondack Park Agency and Professor Emeritus at SUNY ESF

– Moderator: Brad Edmondson, Author, “A Wild Idea: How The Environmental Movement Tamed The Adirondacks”



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