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The Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Population Trends 1970-2010

Monday, July 8 at 7:30 pm

(Our 2nd Annual John Collins Monday Evening Xploration)

Peter Bauer

These are challenging times for rural areas in the US. A new report, The Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Population Trends 1970-2010, compares the experience of Adirondack communities with other areas across New York, the US, and rural America over the last 40 years. This presentation takes a deep dive into the long-term economic and population trends of Adirondack communities and other rural areas and identifies both challenges and opportunities for the Park.

Presenter: Peter Bauer is the Executive Director of Protect the Adirondacks. He has been working on Adirondack Park environmental issues since the mid-1980s, including as the Executive Director of the Residents’ Committee to Protect the Adirondacks and FUND for Lake George as well as on the staff of the NYS Commission on the Adirondacks in the Twenty-First Century. He has written widely about Adirondack Park issues and regularly publishes articles on the Adirondack Almanack. He has been a leading voice for the protection of wilderness, the public Forest Preserve, and wild places in the Adirondack Park for the last two decades.

Peter lives in Blue Mountain Lake with his wife and two children.