Cattaraugus State Forest draft Management Plan out for comment

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The long-awaited draft unit management plan for the Cattaraugus State Forests is out for comment.  Note, so far, this UMP does not include recommendations for trails, but in talking with DEC, they said they would take that input during the comment phase.  WNYMBA has big plans for lots of new trails in the Catt. Co. state forests, so we will be sure to comment.  However, you are welcome to comment as well.

The details about the draft UMP are at http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/f32a08 and http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/100643.html so go check it out.

DEC will also accept public input on the draft UMP at an open house on March 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the following location:

NYS DEC Allegany Office
182 E. Union, Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706

DEC staff will be available at this session to provide information about the Cattaraugus State Forests Unit and its history, ecology and current uses, which include forest product sales and recreational use, and discuss ideas about long-term forest management.

In addition to the open house, public comments on the Cattaraugus Unit Draft UMP can be submitted by mail or email to:

David Paradowski
182 E. Union, Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All comments must be received by March 27, 2015. DEC will review these comments as it finalizes a UMP for the Cattaraugus State Forests Unit.

 

 

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