|Collection||George Davis coll. on the Commission on the Adirondacks in the 21st Cent.|
|Title||George Davis collection of the Commission on the Adirondacks in the Twenty-First Century, 1989-1990|
|Other number||MS 90-22|
|Creator||Davis, George D.|
|Date||1989 - 1990|
|Scope & Content||
George D. Davis was appointed Executive Director of the Commission on the Adirondacks in the Twenty-First Century by Governor Mario Cuomo. The collection contains mostly correspondence and legislative proposals of the Commission between 1989 and 1990.
The George D. Davis collection is limited to the Commission on the Adirondacks in the Twenty-First Century material from 1989-1990, there is no information available before or after these dates.
|Physical characteristics||.73 linear ft. (2 boxes)|
George D. Davis was born in 1942 in Oneida, New York, son of Pearl Floyd and K. Virginia (Connolly) Davis. He received his Bachelor of Science in Forestry in 1964 from the State University of New York College of Forestry in Syracuse, N.Y. and completed graduate work in conservation at Colorado State University and Cornell University. He married Anita Face Rines in 1976 and the couple had five children.
Davis served as Forester and Assistant District Ranger of the United States Forest Service at both the Routt National Forest, Steamboat Springs, CO and the Roosevelt National Forest, Estes Park, CO (1964-1968). He was an ecologist on New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller's Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the Adirondacks (TSCFA; 1968-1971), Director of Planning and then Assistant Director of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA; 1971-1976), and director of the Adirondack Council. He also was co-chairman for the Wild Areas Panel for the National Heritage Program, U.S. Department of Interior, and a member of the Land Use-Natural Resource Task Force for the Hudson Basin Project. He left the region to serve as Executive Director of the Wilderness Society in Washington, D.C. (1976-1977) and later served as Assistant Director of Recreation Management Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. He authored and co-authored many works regarding the Adirondack Mountain Region including Man and the Adirondack Environment (1977), The Unfinished Agenda (1977), Meeting Recreational, Park, and Wilderness Needs (1975), State Land Use Controls-The Adirondack Experience (1973), and The Commission Form of Government-Is the Public Involved? (1971).
|System of arrangement||The material in box one is arranged chronologically. The material in box two has no apparent arrangement.|
Davis, George D.
New York (State). Commission on the Adirondacks in the Twenty-First Century;
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)--History;
Adirondack Park (N.Y.);
Nature conservation--New York (State)--Adirondack Mountains Region;