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Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By montcalm
This might have even been a different outfit, now...

This might have even been a different outfit, now that I'm thinking about it. I should look up the North Lake history - I recall a little but it's misty and I don't recall how that would have played...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By montcalm
Yeah I should mention the "valuable" white pines...

Yeah I should mention the "valuable" white pines I mentioned were valuable because they were easy to get, and they were very large without many deformities.

If you have 14 acres of 150 year old...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By montcalm
Hard to believe these areas have anything of...

Hard to believe these areas have anything of value at all anyway. McKeever was an active logging station until 1961, although the latter years may have been pretty low production.

That actually...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By montcalm
I haven't done this personally, but yeah it can...

I haven't done this personally, but yeah it can be done.

The question would be if you have any valuable trees. I don't know if you'll get much of anything if it's cleared for pulpwood.

I know...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,552
Posted By montcalm
There are a number of good landscaping practices...

There are a number of good landscaping practices that can be done, provided you have a flexible site.

Wind break trees on the west (or whatever your prevailing wind direction is, ours is west). ...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,552
Posted By montcalm
Oh, and regarding the double wall 2x4...

Oh, and regarding the double wall 2x4 construction, that's something I've seen and is a good idea for above ground walls. That's where you're able to get up to like R60, and probably want/need that...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,552
Posted By montcalm
Yeah, that's one way I was looking at passive...

Yeah, that's one way I was looking at passive solar - earthship mode. So basically you have an insulated break between your greenhouse and your living space and you can open doors (they often have...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,193
Posted By montcalm
Some of these mysterious, healthy ash trees I've...

Some of these mysterious, healthy ash trees I've seen might have been "inoculated". Apparently people have started treating certain trees with pesticides which prevent them from being infested. ...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,552
Posted By montcalm
These are called PCM (phase change material)...

These are called PCM (phase change material) panels.

I'm trying to find some good illustrations of them, but actually less common than I expected.
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,552
Posted By montcalm
Hi John - I wasn't considering solely passive...

Hi John - I wasn't considering solely passive solar. I think that's far too big an ask for the Adirondacks. I think the idea there is to catch enough "free" solar energy in the winter to reduce the...
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-07-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By montcalm
Sounds good DS. I knew you were waiting to...

Sounds good DS. I knew you were waiting to pounce on this one ;)

I was thinking of a few instances of lessees of easements and what they have told me. I was also thinking that they didn't allow...
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-07-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By montcalm
I think we can ease our worries there unless a...

I think we can ease our worries there unless a vote comes.
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-07-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By montcalm
I thought that *might* have been the case, but I...

I thought that *might* have been the case, but I wasn't sure.
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-07-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By montcalm
WHoops - yeah, without. re: a constitutional...

WHoops - yeah, without.

re: a constitutional amendment, those often go in favor of private party it seems, although they need to offer up some concession. At least the ones I have seen in recent...
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-07-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By montcalm
So if there was public access granted, it cannot...

So if there was public access granted, it cannot be removed without a constitutional amendment. Good to know...

Public access aside, it still seems like a good watershed to protect with an actual...
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-07-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By montcalm
Interesting, but he may have been misinformed. ...

Interesting, but he may have been misinformed. Someone looking to make that sort of investment should consult with a lawyer who specializes in APA law.

My simplified, common sense thought about...
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-07-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By montcalm
I'm quite certain the easement itself cannot be...

I'm quite certain the easement itself cannot be removed. It does transcend ownership. I'm not sure if the rights of the easement can be altered though, as we know, not all easements provide the...
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-07-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By montcalm
Maps and additional info here: ...

Maps and additional info here:

https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/75310.html

Acreage listed by the realtor and the DEC doesn't quite match up.

APA maps say the land north of Haderondah is 6k...
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-07-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By montcalm
I'm not sure if the new owners can limit public...

I'm not sure if the new owners can limit public access... it may be deeded.

I don't know much about these easements, but I was reading on the NYS site and they do close public access when they are...
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-06-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By montcalm
West Adirondack Land

https://www.landandfarm.com/property/North_Lake_Forest-14300981/

I'm hoping a conservation group is secretly looking at this purchase, but they rarely raise an eyebrow for this part of the world.
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