The Adirondack Mountain Club is the champion of nearly 5 million acres of publicly owned lands across New York State, including the Adirondack and Catskill forest preserves, state parks, state forests, and wildlife management areas. ADK engages in advocacy to promote responsible public policies to protect these lands and to ensure they remain accessible to the public for appropriate recreation.

Local Conservation

Stop Hydrilla: Hydrilla Verticillata is one of the world's most invasive aquatic plants that hurts the environment and the economy of waterways and lakes where it is located. This is a major problem in areas around New York State, including some of the lakes in the Adirondacks. It has also been recently located in Cayuga Lake. Actions are being taken to limit its spread. To take part in helping to keep this plant out of the Finger Lakes, see

(while the chapter supports the prevention of Hydrilla, it is not affiliated with this website or its content)

ADK-wide Conservation and Advocacy

ADK is involved in a wide range of evolving efforts to protect the wild places throughout the state. Members can sign-up to be on mailing lists to be kept up-to-date with the latest news and how to take part. To learn more about signing up for membership visit the Join ADK page.

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