Albert E. Caccese, Executive Director of Audubon New York, the state program of the National Audubon Society, with 27 affiliated local Chapters and 50,000 members, released the following statement responding to Governor Cuomo’s historic Finch-Pruyn Land acquisition in the Adirondack Park

“Audubon New York commends Governor Andrew Cuomo, Commissioner Joe Martens, and their staff for this monumental open space acquisition in the heart of the Adirondack Park.  The Finch-Pryun agreement provides the right balance between protecting irreplaceable forest habitat and supporting the regional economy for the benefit of birds, the people who live there, and their visitors for generations to come.  This agreement will help preserve critical breeding grounds for many forest dependent bird species, while providing amazing new recreational opportunities in the Adirondack Park, and we applaud The Nature Conservancy for their perseverance in making this historic opportunity possible.”

To view a copy of the Governor’s Press Release: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/080512adirondackfinchpruynland

Audubon New York, the 50,000 member state program of the National Audubon Society, is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them.  Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.

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