The High Peaks Wilderness Complex and the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Draft Unit Management Plan Amendments have been released and public input is sought by June 27th.
Two public meetings will be held; on May 23, 2018, at 10 am at DEC Headquarters, 625 Broadway, in Albany; and the same day at 6 pm at Newcomb Central School, 5535 State Route 28N, in Newcomb.
The meetings will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the proposed management actions and comment on the proposals.
The High Peaks Complex Draft UMP Amendment proposes management actions for lands in the southern and eastern portion of the High Peaks, and along State Route 73. Some of the significant proposed management actions are described here.
The High Peaks Wilderness Draft UMP Amendment can be found on the DEC website.
The Vanderwhacker Wild Forest Draft UMP Amendment is also available on the DEC website.
Copies of both Draft UMP Amendment are also available on CD at DEC Headquarters, Albany, NY; DEC Region 5 Headquarters, Ray Brook NY; and DEC Region 5 Office, Warrensburg NY.
Written comments regarding the management proposals in either of the Draft UMP Amendments may be mailed to Robert Ripp, Forester, NYSDEC, 232 Golf Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885.
The Adirondack Park Agency is also conducting a public review of the Draft UMP Amendments’ compliance with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.
Comments regarding the management proposals in either of the Draft UMP Amendments and their compliance with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Kathy Regan, Deputy Director for Planning, NYS Adirondack Park Agency P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977.
Written comments are due before the close of business on June 27, 2018.
Read more about Changes in the High Peaks here.