Conflicts of Interest: A Look at the Effectiveness of the Adirondack Park Agency’s Land Management Strategies in the Adirondack Park

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John Wargo
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Two cases of land management in the Adirondacks distinctly demonstrate the strict land development regulations in the park and the deep resentment felt from these different stakeholder groups, the Finch Pruyn Land Case and the 1980 Winter Olympics. Subsequently, this essay will analyze these two land management cases that represent the tensions prevalent in the land management decisions made in the park by using the two major components of the APA Act, the Private Land Use and Development Plan and the State Land Master Plan to work through the controversial Finch Pruyn and Olympic cases.