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Bureau of Forest Preserve Management

A stream running though New York's Forest Preserve

The Bureau of Forest Preserve Management is responsible for the care, custody, and management of nearly 3 million acres of land owned by the people of the State of New York. These public lands include 2.7 million acres in the Adirondack Forest Preserve and 287,500 acres within the Catskill Forest Preserve. Forest Preserve lands represent a majority of all state owned property within the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. These Preserve lands are protected as "forever wild" by the New York State Constitution.

For a full listing of state-owned public lands, please see the Places To Go web page.

To find out more about Forest Preserve programs, check out the numerous links on the right side of this page or feel free to email us at Forest Preserve Management.