Friday, January 15, 2021

Public hearings on Debar coming up Jan. 19

debar pond lodgeDebar Mountain Complex Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) and Draft UMP Public Comment Opportunities: DEC and APA will be conducting two virtual public hearings on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, these hearings will not be held in person. To participate, please select one of the hyperlinks below at the scheduled time:

  • From 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m: https://tinyurl.com/DeBarAfternoon
    • To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number 1-518-549-0500 and enter the access code: 179 267 0779
  • From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m: https://tinyurl.com/DeBarEvening
    • To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number 1-518-549-0500 and enter the access code: 179 337 3417

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One Response

  1. Matt M. says:

    My multi-generational family owns land just a few miles away from Debar Pond. It’s been one of favorite places to go for over 30 years. We visit Debar Pond about ten times a year, in all seasons Anyone who visits and sits in the grass/snow facing the pond for just even a few minutes breathes in the stellar view and the powerful tranquility of the wilderness there. The pond, sheltered closely by its mountains, calls for all visitors to be still and reflect on the silent beauty that lives there. The abandoned old log houses scattered about add to the wonderful solitude and isolated atmosphere. My family is very concerned the State’s plans do not appreciate Debar Pond’s wilderness value and that they are moving to remove its protections when they should be conserving them. Building unnecessary fire pits, and gazebos, and picnics tables will not serve the long-term goal of environmental conservation. This is not the place to dump unused State funds. Inviting crowds of people to Debar Pond will negatively impact the natural benefits of this location, possibly severely. Please consider requesting the State stops the Intensive Day Use Area plans and realigns with its mission to conserve the environment. I believe there is still time left for public comment on their plans. Thank you.

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