A WILD IDEA: The Birth of the APA

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October 20, 2021
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New York’s Adirondack Park is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Grand Canyon, and Great Smokies National Parks combined. It is one of the largest unbroken deciduous forests on earth, with a thousand miles of streams and rivers, hundreds of lakes, and lofty peaks. Even more amazing, most of the land within the park is privately owned, and 85 million people live within a day’s drive. Yet the Adirondacks remain largely undeveloped. A WILD IDEA: THE BIRTH OF THE APA explores the creation of the Adirondack Park Agency, 50 years ago, and the strident opposition to it from many residents of the park.

The one-hour film will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Paul Frederick, author of "A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks" Brad Edmondson, and Adirondack Experience Library Director Ivy Gocker. The discussion will be moderated by Thom Hallock.

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Bill Intro for A Wild Idea

David Kahn for A Wild Idea

A Wild Idea: The Birth of the Adirondack Park Agency

A Wild Idea: The Birth of the Adirondack Park Agency

90 minutes

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