Monday, June 26, 2017

Comments Sought on Cedarlands Easement Access Plan

Cedarlands EasementThe draft Cedarlands Conservation Easement Recreation Management Plan (RMP) has been released for public review and comment by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

The 4,865-acre Cedarlands Easement is located in the town of Long Lake, Hamilton County in the central Adirondacks. The conservation easement divides the property into four areas, each of which has different restrictions. The conservation easement provides for some public recreation rights on the 3,309-acre McRorie Lake Area for 10 months (between August 24 and June 23), and year-round on the 592-acre Mud Pond Area. The 674-acre Long Lake Area and the 289-acre Base Camp Area are not available for public use.

A public meeting will be held at 6 pm on June 22, at Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY.

The fee owner of the Cedarlands property is the Leatherstocking Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Central features of the property are 397-acre McRorie Lake (previously known as Rock Pond), 64-acre Mud Pond, Rock Pond Mountain, and Mud Pond Mountain.

DEC will accept comments on the draft RMP until Friday, July 14.

The complete document is available on DEC’s website.

The draft RMP is also available for public review at DEC’s Region 5 headquarters in Ray Brook and at the Long Lake town office. Copies are available in electronic format for distribution on compact disc and may be requested by calling DEC at 518-897-1291. A limited number of printed copies are also available.

Written comments may be sent to Steve Guglielmi, Forester, NYSDEC, P.O. Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, or e-mailed to r5ump@dec.ny.gov until Friday, July 14.


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