The Adirondack Park Agency is expected to vote on the proposed General Permit for Silvicultural Treatments for Sustainable Forestry on private lands in the Adirondack Park at its February meeting on February 14, 2013. Representatives of five Adirondack counties voted unanimously at the Review Board meeting on January 30, 2013 to adopt the following resolution in support.
The county representatives believe that the proposed general permit will lead to better forestry practices and a healthier forest on private Adirondack lands. Current regulations present a burden to landowners seeking to comply with best management practices and standards they are required to follow to maintain certification of their woodlands under the international standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI.)
Some environmental groups oppose the proposed general permit.
Local government officials who support the proposed general permit are encouraged to write letters to the editor in support before the vote next Thursday.
Internationally recognized scientific silvicultural standards should be followed in the Adirondacks without undue regulatory burdens. The result will be healthier Adirondack private forests.
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Frederick H. Monroe, Executive Director
Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board
117 Blythewood Island
P.O. Box 579
Chestertown, New York 12817