Sunday, October 20, 2019

Blue Mountain Wild Forest Comments Being Sought

Blue Mountain Wild Forest Map Courtesy Adirondack AtlasThe Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments for an amendment to the Blue Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan.

Public comment will be accepted until October 30, 2019.

The 37,800-acre Blue Mountain Wild Forest is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. It is comprised of five separate tracts of land in the central Adirondacks situated between the communities of Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, and Newcomb.

The Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed to locate a permanent storage shed at its boat washing station located off NYS Route 28 adjacent to Lake Durant in the Town of Indian Lake, Hamilton County.

The storage shed will house a mobile boat washing system which is used seasonally to decontaminate recreational boats that may potentially carry aquatic invasive species.

The storage shed will be 12 feet wide x 20 feet long and painted a dark brown. The roof will consist of green 30-year architectural shingles.

Address all written comments related to the proposed management action to:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Josh Clague
625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-4254

Address all written comments related to the proposed amendment’s conformance to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan to:

Richard Weber, Deputy Director for Planning
NYS Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Fax: 518-891-3938

All comments must be received by October 30, 2019.

For more information, download the proposed unit manage plan from APA’s website.

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