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Announcement of Final Scope for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and modified proposal for the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS).

Ulster and Delaware Counties
- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has completed the final scoping document for the environmental reviews related to the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan and the modified proposal for the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park project. The Final Scope will be available at 12:00 noon February 28, 2008 on the DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html .

The project is located in the Towns of Shandaken (Ulster County) and Middletown (Delaware County), within the boundaries of the State of New York's (NYS) Catskill Park and also within City of New York's Catskill and Delaware Watershed. The project site is south of NYS Route 28, generally between the Village of Fleischmanns and the hamlet of Big Indian.

Contact: Daniel Whitehead, NYS DEC Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167.


Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC), as co-lead agencies, have determined that the proposed Minnewaska State Park Preserve Invasive Species Management Plan: A Framework for Invasive Species Control in the State Park System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption and implementation of a Invasive Species Management Plan for Minnewaska State Park Preserve. The plan sets forth six (6) goals. Action steps in each goal provide the direction for OPRHP staff for completing inventories, ranking and prioritizing invasive species, implementing invasive species control and removal projects, restoration of project sites, overall maintenance of native ecological systems and ways of promoting environmental stewardship. The implementation of the Invasive Species Management Plan is achieved by following through each goal and action step. The process is continuous and will evolve as projects are completed and new information is received. While this plan has been developed specifically for Minnewaska, the framework and guidance the plan provides can be used as a template for developing similar plans for other State parklands. The project is located at Minnewaska State Park Preserve on Routes 44 and 55 in Kerhonkson, New York.

Contact: Thomas B. Lyons, OPRHP, Phone: (518) 474-0409, E-mail: Thomas.Lyons@oprhp.state.ny.us.



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