Peter Bauer, executive director of Protect the Adirondacks, will present a lecture titled “The Adirondack Park in The Andrew Cuomo Years: Forever Wild under Assault” on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department and is free and open to the public.
Protect the Adirondacks is a grassroots, membership organization dedicated to the protection, stewardship and sustainability of the natural environment and human communities of the Adirondack Park and the New York State Forest Preserve for current and future generations. Bauer has served in various capacities on Adirondack Park environmental issues such as executive director of the Residents’ Committee to Protect the Adirondacks and FUND for Lake George, as well as on the staff of the Commission on the Adirondacks in the Twenty-First Century and Adirondack Life Magazine.
Bauer has been published in journals such as The Great Experiment in Conservation: Voices from the Adirondack Park and Adirondack Explorer. He received the Adirondack Park Achievement Award from the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks in 2008. Bauer has lectured at conferences, colleges and universities, local governments, and before various groups around the Adirondack Park and across New York. He has also provided testimony before various committees of the New York State Legislature.