Guiding New York State’s Classification of Boreas Ponds

The Boreas Ponds Tract—over 20,000 acres of pristine wetlands, forests and mountains adjacent to the Adirondack high peaks—is now open to the public for the first time in more than a century, thanks to the state’s purchase of the tract. Adirondack Research developed and performed a scientific assessment of the ecological, physical, and intangible attributes of Boreas Ponds, from examining the risk of soil erosion on potential trails to mapping out large mammal travel corridors.

Our comprehensive, transparent evaluation will help New York State officials determine the best land classification for the Boreas Ponds tract, with a focus on the land’s ecological integrity, wild character, and ability to support public recreation. Learn more about this project and read our final report here.


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28 St. Bernard Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone: (518) 253-4112

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