Template talk:Protected areas of New York

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This is a good idea but, obviously, it could not be used in an actual page. What I suggest:

  • Separate templates for state parks (you might want to leave the PIPC-managed ones out of it) and state forests.
  • A separate template for the state Forest Preserve. The Adirondack and Catskill parks are not state parks per se ... people live in them and the state land within is managed by DEC, not the parks office. To classify them with the other state parks is misleading and inaccurate.
  • In fact, both parks could probably do with separate navboxes for their management areas. I'd find a way to work the gold-and-brown color scheme used for all the signage within the parks into the template.
  • Consider using blue and green (the DEC logo colors) for the state forest one as DEC is responsible for those lands too.
  • NY has very little in the way of federal protected areas, because we took the initiative as a state before the feds got into it. Only one template would be needed. Daniel Case 20:40, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
I agree that NY has unwieldy number of protected areas, and I was running through different ideas of how to make the navbox less intrusive in the pages. I was leaning towards the idea of having each type of protected area be collapsible within the navbox while still maintaining one single template. VerruckteDan 22:06, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
I don't think that would work. It's still too big. We need separate navboxes (I've also noticed the wilderness areas in both the Adirondack and Catskill parks are missing entirely. And you have the wild forest units lumped in with the state forests ... very different categories of land. Daniel Case 01:39, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

I see you've tried to clean it up, and incorporated some of my suggestions. For now, it's OK because there's not really enough articles to justify splitting the template up. But eventually we're going to want separate navboxes for the ADK and Catskill parks (they also have state campgrounds and administrative use areas that would count for inclusion) and I still think the forests and parks are numerous enough that, even with the hide feature, this template is still too big. (Considering New York has only one national forest, I don't see why that needs to be in omnibus either. We also ought to have one for federal protected areas, since those constitute a much smaller percentage of protected areas in NY). Daniel Case 02:40, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Should the template also include the New York State Heritage Areas? n2xjk 13:56, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Collapsible sections[edit]

Hello, I would like to suggest & request that someone with the knowledge to do so convert this template to one with collapsible sections. Clearly too big, as is. Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 10:56, 17 November 2013 (UTC)