The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host a public information session on Tuesday, August 1 from 6 to 8 pm, to provide information and answer questions on a recently finalized Habitat Management Plan (HMP) for Indian River and Cranberry Creek Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). The two WMAs are located in the town of Alexandria, Jefferson County.
Indian River HMP goals include managing a percentage of forested landscape as young forest, managing wetlands and forested wetlands to provide prime breeding and migratory stopover habitat for marsh birds and waterfowl, and managing mature forest, grasslands, and shrublands. Cranberry Creek HMP goals include retaining mature forest habitat to provide high-quality nesting and roosting habitat for Osprey and Bald Eagles, managing a percentage as young forest, and maintaining roads and trails for access into the WMA and a memorial gravesite.
The session will be held at Indian River Lakes Conservancy’s Redwood Hill Preserve, 44379 Stine Road, Redwood, NY.
For more information, contact DEC at (315) 785-2263 or email information.R6@dec.ny.gov. Visit DEC’s website to learn more about WMA’s and to see the HMP.