|Scope & Content
This series forms part of the George Davis papers and consists of correspondence to and from Davis while he was member of New York's Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller's Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the Adirondacks (TSCFA). Also included are memoranda from the State of New York Executive Chamber and between members of the TSCFA, staff member and advisor lists, staff biographies, and interim reports of the TSCFA. Additionally, this series consists of press releases, reports on issues, recommendations, goals, and policies of the TSCFA. There are notes regarding expenses, notes and background information regarding the State Forest Preserve and other park histories and policies, lists of studies by the commission, and contract costs. Minutes from advisors meetings are included as well as copies of related legislation, statements from New York State conservation organizations regarding reports and recommendations of the commission, and material collected by Davis relating to a proposed Adirondack Mountains National Park (AMNP). Also included are studies and reports produced by the TSCFA regarding many Adirondack Forest Preserve issues including: legislation, outdoor recreation, and wilderness areas; transportation, game management, and pollution; aircraft and boat regulation, forest resources, and land ethics and values; land holdings, mapping, and water resources. The AMNP material includes newspaper clippings, related articles, correspondence, maps, reports, and statements from conservation organizations regarding their positions on an Adirondack National Park. The series is contained in boxes 1-5.