The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is conducting a survey to assess how the State’s management of State Forests affects public use of those forests.
DEC seeks input from groups and individuals who use State Forests for recreation and/or whose daily lives are affected by State Land management. The 10-question survey, which has been widely circulated by the pro-motorized access New York State Conservation Council, will be used to interpret current uses of State Forests, and to possibly influence future State Forest management practices.
The survey will be available online until August 15. DEC says responses will be kept anonymous, and survey answers will be generalized for a final report. A final summary of the Social Impact Assessment report will be published by the end of the year on the DEC website, available for public use.
For paper copies of the survey or more information, contact Justin Perry, NYS DEC Forester, at: 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-4255. Phone: (518) 402-9428. Fax: (518) 402-9028. Email: [email protected]