The mission of the APA is to protect the public and private natural resources of the Adirondack Park through the exercise of the powers and duties provided by the Adirondack Park Agency Act, the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, the NYS Freshwater Wetlands Act and the NYS Wild, Scenic, and Recreational Rivers System Act.
Determine APA jurisdiction, Review proposed land use and development projects, Determine State Land Master Plan compliance, Provide local planning assistance to Adirondack Park communities, delineate wetlands, provide engineering services, GIS services, review on-site wastewater treatment systems and conduct stormwater analysis.
The APA works to balance the complementary needs of all the people of the State for the preservation of the Adirondack Parks natural resources and open space character with the needs of the Adirondack Parks permanent, seasonal and transient populations for growth and service areas, employment, and a strong diversified economic base.
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