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ACR hearings focus on damage to wetlands, wildlife

Public hearings on one of the largest developments ever proposed inside the Blue Line continued to plod along during a rainy Tuesday at the state Adirondack Park Agency headquarters in Ray Brook.

APA spokesman Keith McKeever said topics covered included impacts to wetlands and wildlife from the use of nearby Cranberry Pond for snowmaking activities.

The Adirondack Club & Resort's proposal for roughly 600 residential units and an expanded ski resort on Mount Morris in Tupper Lake have raised concerns among environmental groups about its impact to nearby wetlands and boreal forests, as well as the birds, amphibians and other wildlife that inhabit them.

Testimony was heard yesterday from the APA's Dan Spada, the ACR's Kevin Franke and the Adirondack Council's Michale Glennon.

Similar testimony will be covered today as well.

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