State to Buy 69,000 Acres in Adirondacks

State to Buy 69,000 Acres in Adirondacks by The Associated Press, August 5, 2012, The New York Times
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — New York State is acquiring the biggest chunk of land in the Adirondacks in more than a century. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Sunday the acquisition of 69,000 acres that he said would preserve a significant portion of the upper Hudson River watershed. Mr. Cuomo said the $49.8 million purchase would bolster state tourism, with new destinations for those who love water sports, hiking, hunting and snowmobiling. He said it would be the first time the land had been open for public use in 150 years. The land is being sold to the state over a five-year period by the Nature Conservancy, which bought a 161,000-acre timberland property in 2007, managing much of it with the intent to protect the land. A version of this article appeared in print on August 6, 2012, on page A18 of the New York edition with the headline: State to Buy 69,000 Acres in Adirondacks.

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