Clear-cutting permit considered by APA

RAY BROOK – The state Adirondack Park Agency is scheduled to vote this week on a controversial proposal that would streamline the review of clear-cutting proposals for landowners involved in forestry certification programs.

The agency’s Regulatory Programs Committee is scheduled to consider General Permit 2012G-1, titled Silvicultural Treatments for Sustainable Forestry in the Adirondack Park, at 11 a.m. Thursday.

The APA has argued the general permit would improve the health of the Park’s forests by incentivizing landowners to adopt sustainable forestry practices.