The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), at its November board meeting, announced a public comment period for Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance regarding proposals from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to amend the 1996 Remsen – Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan (1996 Plan).
APA will accept Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance comments until December 18, 2015.
The Proposed Final 2015 UMP Amendment/FSEIS includes a plan to divide the travel corridor into a rail segment and a trail segment. The plan would allow rail service from the Big Moose Station to the Tupper Lake Station (Segment 1), and the rail line between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid (Segment 2) would be removed and converted to a recreation trail.
The public is encouraged to comment on how the proposal conforms to the guidelines and criteria of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. The Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan is available to view or download from the Adirondack Park Agency’s website – www.apa.ny.gov.
Address all written comments pertaining to Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance to:
Deputy Director for Planning
NYS Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Fax: (518) 891-3938
Email – [email protected]
Submit all conformance comments to the APA by December 18, 2015.
You can learn more about the issues surrounding the rail-trail controversy here.
Photo: The rail line in question looking north from Lake Clear Lodge. Photo by John Warren.