|Welcome friends, members and visitors to our home page. It is the goal of this organization to spread the word about a relatively obscure champion of the NYS Forest Preserve who was instrumental in the creation of the Adirondack Park. Through his position as Superintendent of NYS Land Surveys (1872-1900), Mr. Colvin presented detailed surveying reports to the NYS Legislators extolling the virtues and importance of preserving that area of New York State now known as the Adirondack Park.I hope you find this site informative and look forward to seeing you on the trail following in the footsteps of our namesake.
James M. Vianna
|Instrument Photo courtesy of the Adirondack Research Museum of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks, Schenectady, NY|