Revitalizing Our Scenic Byways Virtual Symposium

The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) invite North Country organizations and community leaders to a virtual symposium about new opportunities for the stewardship and management of New York State’s Scenic Byways

We are seeking local organizations with the vision, passion and capacity to take over the management and promotion of our region’s Scenic Byways so these iconic routes continue to attract and inspire residents and visitors for generations to come. 

What: Revitalizing Our Scenic Byways Virtual Symposium
When: Thursday, May 26, 2022, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual via Webex.
Cost: Registration is free. 


ANCA is currently the identified point of contact for the eight Adirondack scenic byways.  These byways represent the North Country region’s scenic, recreational, cultural, natural, historic and archaeological significance. ANCA’s current strategic goals focus on clean energy, local food, small business development, and diversity, equity and inclusion; tourism is no longer a main focus of our work. ANCA recognizes that organizations across the region possess local knowledge, community relationships and institutional capacity and are well positioned to serve as strong stewards of the Adirondack byways.

Please join us for this virtual symposium, where representatives from NYSDOT and Adirondack Research, a local research, mapping and design firm, will address:

- Responsibilities of byways management
- Examples of byways projects
- New federal funding opportunities
- Q&A session   

Presenters include:

Christine Colley, RLA
Senior Landscape Architect
NYS Scenic Byway Coordinator
New York State Department of Transportation, Office of the Environment

Peter Dunleavy, RLA, PLA
Principal Landscape Architect
Director of the Landscape Architecture Bureau
Chair of the Scenic Byway Advisory Board
New York State Department of Transportation, Office of the Environment

Ezra Schwartzberg, PhD
Adirondack Research, Saranac Lake, NY

The New York State Scenic Byways Program is established by state law and administered by NYSDOT. 

Please contact us at with questions about the symposium.


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