Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Public Input Sought On Snowmobile Trail Development

Hyslop Easement mapThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are seeking public input on a Draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Hyslop Conservation Easement Tract.

The 762-acre Upper Hudson Woodlands Hyslop Tract Conservation Easement is located in the town of Newcomb in Essex County, about three miles east of the hamlet of Newcomb. The tract is largely bounded by State Route 28N on the north and Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest on the south.

Management proposals in this draft include open space protection and establishing a 1.7-mile Linear Recreation Corridor, to allow snowmobiles to cross through the Hyslop Tract’s forest. The link is part of a snowmobile trail network in the works between North Hudson, Newcomb, and Minerva.

You can read more about DEC’s plan HERE.

The Draft RMP may be viewed or downloaded on the DEC website. Public comments will be accepted until March 29, 2019. Public comments can be mailed to Forester Robert Ripp, NYSDEC, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885 or emailed to r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Map of Hudson River Hyslop Easement Snowmobile map courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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3 Responses

  1. James Marco says:

    I am against this plan. More weakening of wilderness means less opportunity for skiers, more machinery in the wilderness.

  2. ben says:

    I say move everyone & everything out of the Adirondacks, build a wall around it & don’t let anyone in. Build the dam trails!

  3. Phil says:

    Build the trails we need more in the Adirondacks

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