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Adirondack Park Agency Collection

Adirondack Park Agency Collection

Collection Number: 
29
Collection Length: 
3.60ft
Geographic Coverage: 
New York State
Period: 
1963 to 1983
Finding Aid: 

The Adirondack Park Agency was created July 1, 1971 by executive law article twenty-seven program bill #102. The purpose of the APA was to insure conservation, protection, preservation, development and use of the scenic, historic, ecological and natural resources of the Adirondack Park. Collection consists of the papers of George Davis who served as Wildlife Ecologist for the Temporary Study Commission on the future of the Adirondacks. Mr. Davis' papers are concerned with the Commission and the numerous studies and background information gathered in reaching the conclusion to establish the Adirondack Park Agency. The second series includes several scrapbooks of clippings on the Adirondack region, the APA, the proposed Horizon Development one planned for the Town of Colton, and New York State and St. Lawrence County clippings. Most material in the scrapbooks are from 1970-1973.