The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are seeking public input on the draft St. Lawrence Rock Ridge Unit Management Plan (UMP).
Located just outside the Adirondack Park, the 21,542-acre St. Lawrence Rock Ridge planning unit consists of fifteen (15) state forests, and nine (9) detached forest preserve parcels and is in a broad area of southwestern St. Lawrence County and northeastern Lewis County.
The detached Forest Preserve parcels are in the town of DeKalb, Depeyster, Gouverneur, and Pitcairn in St. Lawrence County and the town of Diana in Lewis County. The State Forests included are: Beaver Creek, Bonner Lake, California Road, Cold Spring Brook, Fire-Fall, Greenwood Creek, Hickory Lake, Lonesome Bay, Pleasant Lake, South Hammond, Stammer Creek, Toothaker Creek, Trout Lake, Wolf Lake, and Yellow Lake. The state forests are in the towns of Depeyster, Edwards, Fowler, Gouverneur, Hammond, Hermon, Macomb, Pitcairn, and Rossie.
DEC will accept public input on the draft UMP on March 8, 2018, 6 to 8 pm, at the Hermon-Dekalb Central High School Cafeteria, located at 709 E De Kalb Rd, De Kalb Junction, NY.
In addition, public comments can be submitted by mail or email to:
Tony Sparacino, Forester
6739 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY, 13676
All comments must be received by April 23, 208. DEC will review these comments as it finalizes the St. Lawrence Rock Ridge draft UMP.
For more information on the St. Lawrence Rock Ridge, click here.