Historic Conservation Plan Announced

245,527 acres of forest and wetlands in the Adirondack Mountains will be forever saved from development--but its economic viability will remain.
April 23, 2004, 7am PDT | Erin Clark
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"The land New York State is protecting at the cost of millions of dollars is some of the most magnificent landscape in the Adirondacks, a striking blend of wild rivers, hidden lakes and vast stretches of trees - spruce and fir in the northern sections; birch, oak and other hardwoods in the south. The deal includes an important change from past land acquisitions, a shift that some environmental groups say could be a model for the rest of the country: the company that owns the land, International Paper, will retain the right to harvest wood using sustainable methods, which generally means selectively cutting trees and planting new ones to replace them."

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Published on Thursday, April 22, 2004 in The New York Times
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