Environmental quality and social equality: wilderness preservation in a depressed region, New York State's Adirondacks. [Problems when economically poor region is mandated to stay environmentally pure]
The problems and contradictions that arise when an economically ''poor'' region is mandated to remain environmentally ''pure'' are examined. The Adirondack region of New York State is such an area, being now protected by the 1972 Adirondack Park Land Use Plan. This limitation on development for environmental reasons has serious consequences for the 120,000 permanent residents within the park boundaries who, through their legislators, vigorously opposed the controls. A number of examples of the conflicts which have arisen are cited and a framework for ''comprehensive'' rather than ''fragmented'' planning is suggested.