THE BLUE LINE WHICH IDENTIFIES THE PERIMETERS OF THE ADIRONDACK PARK HAS CODEFINING RULES AS TO WHAT MAY OR MAY NOT OCCUR THERE.
THESE RULES MAY HAVE LOOPHOLES. IS THIS ONE OF THEM?
PO Box 130, 2861 NYS Route 73 Keene, NY 12942
The following is a quote directly from the Adirondack Land Trust;
“The Adirondack Land Trust and a private landowner have partnered to protect an intact forest and a unique strain of brook trout on 2,122 acres in the town of Long Lake.”
Note the euphemism we “have partnered” and not put another way “we have sold to a private entity.” The article goes on to say:
“The Little Charley Pond tract contains Snell, Bear and Little Charley ponds and five miles of undeveloped shoreline. A new owner, Charley Pond Preserve, has donated to the Adirondack Land Trust a perpetual conservation easement that keeps the forest whole and safeguards a rare fish community.”
Note that they have not stated how much the new private owner has paid the land trust but that he has “donated” a conservation easement which I assume that the land trust already owned before they sold it. So what has been gained here? NOTHING; other than the land trust now has a ton of money in their pocketbook that they did not have prior to the transaction and the new owner can now fish for that “unique strain of brook trout.”
This looks really good — the land trust sells its conservation easement to a private owner and then the private owner give the easement back to the land trust; “I’ll wash your hands and then you will wash mine.”
“Private owners play an important role in protecting the character and integrity of the Adirondack Park’s forests and waters,” said Adirondack Land Trust executive director Mike Carr. “The Little Charley tract is an example of how private initiative can provide conservation leadership.”
Must I make a comment on this quote for you to get the picture? I think not.
The article goes on to say;
“The conservation easement does not allow public access. The easement also restricts subdivision, allows one additional camp, and allows forest management under Forest Stewardship Council guidelines. ”
It did not share the purchase price or say who the private individual is that purchased it while hiding behind the newly formed “Little Charley Preserve” façade.
Gee Whiz, folks. I wonder who the new owner is and if he is going to build a “camp” on his newly purchased land that does not allow the hoi-polloi public access.
Does this smell like a “not for profit real estate business?”
MORE AND MORE TROUT FISHING LAND IS GOING INTO PRIVATE HANDS DUE TO THIS TYPE OF “WINKING” AND BY NY STATE GIVING CONTROL TO THOUSANDS OF ACRES TO ‘SPECIAL INTEREST’ GROUPS HIDING BENEATH THE HOODS OF THE UNIVERSITIES. THIS MUST STOP!
OCTOBER 23RD, 2018
“The big transaction was at the Little Charley Pond tract, west of Little Tupper Lake. The Adirondack Land Trust purchased the 2,122-acre tract with three ponds for $2 million in 2007, executive director Mike Carr said. Now a buyer wishing to remain anonymous has purchased the trust’s property for $1.9 million and granted a conservation easement ensuring that no more than one new camp will be built there.”
$1.9 Million, mmmm. I wonder how much the executive director gets paid?