From 1988 to 1990 the Adirondack Council released Volumes 1-3 in their 2020 Vision series. Focusing on biodiversity (Davis 1988), the Adirondack Wilderness System (Davis 1990), and the Adirondack Wild Forest system (McMartin 1990), these three volumes set out an ambitous series of goals for conservation in the Adirondack Park. With excellent foresight and clarity, acquisition goals were set to different conservation target groups, with some goals focusing on conservation of exemplary communities, and others focused on expanding wilderness areas to reasonable biological boundaries. This project was an an assessment of the progress towards fulfilling the land acqusition goals set out in these visionary plans.
Dec. 10, 2020 | Updated Dec. 11, 2020, 5:24 p.m.