A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks | Downtown Albany

A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks

A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks


The Irish American Heritage Museum hosts a Celebration of William Butler Yeats on June 14 at 7:00 PM via Zoom and on Facebook Live

Participate via Zoom | Participate via Facebook Live

A Wild Idea shares the complete story of the difficult birth of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The Adirondack region of New York’s rural North Country forms the nation’s largest State Park, with a territory as large as Vermont. A Wild Idea is based on in-depth interviews with five dozen insiders who are central to the story. Their observations contain many surprising and shocking revelations. This is a rich, exciting narrative about state power and how it was imposed on rural residents. It shows how the Adirondacks were “saved,” and also why that campaign sparked a passionate rebellion.

Brad Edmondson is an independent journalist in Ithaca. He is the author of Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerrys, and President of The Cornell Daily Sun.

For more information, call the Museum at 518.427.1916. 

June 14 | 7:00 PM