The Adirondack Council is a not-for-profit environmental group that has been working since 1975 to protect the open-space resources of New York State`s six-million-acre Adirondack Park and to help sustain the natural and human communities of the region. Based in the Adirondacks with a second office in Albany, the Adirondack Council has a staff of 15 and a strong and vocal membership of 18,000.

The Adirondack Council is the largest citizen environmental group in New York State working full-time, on a daily basis in the Adirondack Park, in the state capital and in Washington to preserve this six-million-acre treasure.

The Council`s Park protection efforts include:

* Advocacy and lobbying for land use planning and land protection.

* Research issues that affect the ecology and economy of the Park.

* Public education about the Park through the media and schools.

* Environmental monitoring on the local, state, and national levels.

* Litigation, when necessary.