Adirondack Forest Preserve

NE New York State, Adirondack State Forest Preserve, New York

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Description 

This huge area became the first state forest preserve in the nation when New York State established it as a wilderness area in 1885. The act of establishment encompassed all state-owned lands in the Adirondack region, along with those in three counties in the Catskills, and directed that they be forever kept as a wilderness. It now includes more than 2,500,000 acres. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 23, 1963

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000891
Area of significance
Conservation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Unoccupied land; Conservation area
Current functions
Unoccupied land; Conservation area
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1885