Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Big Moose Tract up for public comment

stillwater fire towerShare Your Opinion on the Development of a Draft Recreation Management Plan

DEC Region 6 is seeking public input on the development of a draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Big Moose Tract Conservation Easement in the town of Webb, Herkimer County.

The Big Moose Tract is approximately 23,850 acres and contains commercially managed forestland, several small ponds, portions of Birch, Fourth, Sunday, and Twitchell creeks, the Independence River, and the West Branch of the Beaver River.

DEC encourages the public to provide suggestions relating to the development of the Big Moose Tract draft RMP by mail to Matthew Nowak, Environmental Program Specialist, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367, or email to r6.ump@dec.ny.gov. Suggestions should be submitted by Feb. 28, 2022.

Visit DEC’s webpage for additional information about the Big Moose Tract Conservation Easement. The webpage includes the Independence River Wild Forest East map, which shows the location of the Big Moose Tract, a map of the Stillwater Mountain Fire Tower Trail, and the Conservation Easement deed.

Photo provided by Friends of Stillwater Fire Tower

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  1. Keith says:

    DEC Region 5 Draft UMP for The Wilcox Lake Wild Forest was issued December 2006.
    I corrected numerous, purposeful inaccuracies related to Livingston Lake (not even listed on the lake inventory), the so-called Lens Lake Road that provides access to The Livingston Lake Club, but does not even show on town of Day tax maps. The road is nothing more than an illegal driveway through the forest preserve to the tax-exempt 800 acre Livingston Lake Club in Day, NY.
    This driveway was unknowingly, built and maintained by Stony Creek & NYS taxpayers for the enjoyment of the 7 wealthy families at it’s end.

    Since 2006 Draft UMP, there is still no Final UMP….why so long…what is DEC hiding from the public?

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