Input sought on use of 8,000-plus acres
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input to develop the draft Lower New England-West Unit Management Plan for the future uses and management of about 8,130 acres.
Department staff will be available to answer questions and accept public comments from 6 to 9 p.m., Nov. 17 at DEC Region 3 Headquarters, 21 S. Putt Corners Road, New Paltz.
Several properties included in this unit management plan were previously covered by individual plans. The lands have been incorporated under one plan to help regional forestry staff more effectively manage them.
The properties include the Stewart State Forest, the Pochuck Mountain State Forest, the Black Creek State Forest, the Turkey Point State Forest, Mt. Peter Hawk Watch, the Hemlock Ridge Multiple-Use Area and the High Woods Multiple-Use Area.