Public comment sought on Adirondack land classification
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Public hearings on classification of state lands in the Adirondack Park are continuing this week.
The Adirondack Park Agency is considering classification proposals for more than 50,000 acres in numerous tracts throughout the park. The most prominent is the newly acquired 20,000-acre Boreas Ponds tract adjacent to the High Peaks Wilderness.
Classification determines how land can be used, including whether motorized access is allowed.
Four previous hearings have been held in Adirondack communities. A hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in Louise Slaughter Hall at the Rochester Institute of Technology. A hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Canton High School. There will be hearings in Rockland County and Albany next week.
Details of the proposed action are available on the Adirondack Park Agency’s website (www.apa.ny.gov ).