NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Ranger Arthur Perryman reported that he received information indicating an illegal all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail was being constructed from privately owned lands onto New York State Adirondack Forest Preserve lands in the Town of Johnsburg.
Ranger Perryman reported he began investigating and found the trail on August 4. The next day, Perryman says he encountered two ATVs traveling down the illegal trail just below the summit of Crane Mountain.
Perryman stopped the individuals – a 50-year-old male from Johnstown and a 51-year-old male from Warrensburg – and said the pair were in possession of earth moving tools, and hand and chain-saws. Both men were charged with illegal operation of an ATV on the Forest Preserve. DEC says the investigation is ongoing.
Photo of No ATV Sign courtesy Flickr user Peter Blanchard.