A pro bono project for the Adirondack Common Ground Alliance, developing a vision, strategy and implementation plan for the Adirondack Park.
This project was launched at the Common Ground Alliance annual meeting in Long Lake on July 20, 2011. At that time we committed to create a detailed set of scenario development materials and hold a number of workshops through the next few months, depending on the level of interest. We have now completed a series of four public two-day workshops:
Workshop One: Paul Smiths College, September 27 and 28, 2011. Report is here.
Workshop Two: Chestertown Town Hall, November 30 and December 1, 2011. Report is here.
Workshop Four: Lake Placid Conference Center, May 1 and 2, 2012. Report is here.
In addition, we have done eight half-day workshops to provide more people a chance to work with the ideas:
The first one was held in Keene Valley on December 28, 2011. You can read the report on it here.
The second half-day workshop was held in New York City on January 17, 2012. A group of seasonal residents participated. You can read the report on it here.
The third half-day workshop was held at Paul Smiths College with a group of students in a Land Use Planning class on April 24, 2012. You can read the report on it here.
The fourth half-day workshop was held at the Whallonsburg Grange on May 6, 2012. You can read the report on it here.
The fifth half-day workshop was held at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid for the Adirondack Community Trust on May 18, 2012. You can read the report on it here.
The sixth half-day workshop was held at the SUNY ESF Ranger School in Wanakena on May 22, 2012. You can read the report on it here.
The seventh half-day workshop was held at Harrietstown Hall in Saranac Lake on June 14, 2012. You can read the report on it here.
The eighth half-day workshop was held at Long Lake Central School on June 20, 2012 with participation entirely from persons under 30 including high schoolers. You can read the report on it here.
There are no more workshops planned at this time.
Now that all workshops are over we have produced a summary of endstate ranking results that you can download here.
Event data listings from all workshops are also available:
The first listing provides the current expectations data sorted from most likely to least likely.
The second listing provides the event selections by scenario from most often selected events to least often selected events.