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?
There was a very intelligent man who had a very inferior habit; he was an inebriate. He wrote his story in the Atlantic Monthly of 1869. This story (other than the introduction) is all in his own words.
Click on his temporary home below in order to start the story. You will have to use the
Questions that I ask (and answer for) myself since I have become a housewife.
by Waldo Tomosky on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 11:36am
Why am I always short one sock, and one sock only, when I take clothes out of the dryer?
Why does the sponge in the sink smell worse than my socks?
Who turned off the dishwasher before it had completed its job?
Why did I unload said dishwasher and put away dirty dishes?
Which ones were the dirty ones and which ones were clean?
Should I resolve never to rinse the dishes before I put them in the dishwasher so that I know which ones are the dirty ones?
Is there a reason why towels should be folded before putting them in the linen closet?
If I can’t see where the dog peed then nobody else is going to either.
What is that ungodly smell in the living room?
How the hell do you wash sneakers without them coming out looking like giant marshmallows?
Is it really wrong to have a Manhattan at 2 PM in the afternoon?
And then another at 4 PM?
Would “Two and a Half Men” be as funny if I was a woman in a woman’s body?
Why didn’t someone tell me there is supposed to be a bag in the vacuum cleaner?
And then another at 8 PM?
Tidy bowl does not work well on salad bowls. Who came up with that product?
You’re supposed to clean the curtains? Why, then, do the windows open?
Why do the ladies in the neighborhood point at me, giggle, and then look away when I wave to them?
How do you keep wall hanging floral wreaths clean? I’ve already destroyed two in the washing machine.
Why are there little smelly bars of soap in every drawer and linen shelf that I look into?
Who invented those little black box mouse traps? You can’t see the blood running out of the little bastard’s ears when you catch them.
I like the spring loaded wood and wire traps that SNAP when they work. Sometimes you can even hear a little squeak immediately after the SNAP. (I know that the last statement was not a question. I just had to tell you what gives me a tingle.)
Who is the SOB that keeps on putting those wriggly little mosquito larvae in my outside water fountain?
Why can’t I simply open the windows and use my leaf blower to dust the house?
Who put the unknown code on the cable to lock out the naughty channels?
And another at 10PM?
What happened to my new shirt? I put Clorox, Oxy-clean, Ammonia and Super Soap in the washing machine and the shirt still came out with holes in it.
Just because I know how to use a hammer, screw driver and saw doesn’t mean I have to fix everything – – – – – does it?
Which brings me to a very philosophical question: Why should I be forced to compile my own “Honey Do” list? That just is not right on several levels.
Can I cross off things on the “Honey Do” list even if they are only 70% complete? Take the lawn for example. I mowed 70% of it last week. I really really plan to do the other 30% sometime soon.
Where are all these spiders coming from?
And those little things with all those legs?
Vermin-cide? What is that? I have heard of Patricide (even been promised a can of it) but never vermin-cide.
Why does this dog want to go outside all the time?
Why isn’t there a book on all this stuff?
When I talk to myself this afternoon (after the 2 Manhattans) should I wish myself a “Happy Fathers Day?”