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ENB - Region 4 Notices 03/24/2010

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) announces the start of the Open Application Period for the Landowner Incentive Program: Management and Protection of Bog Turtle Habitat.

Private landowners and not-for-profit groups working on private land will be able to apply for funding for the protection of at-risk species and their habitats, specifically bog turtles and their habitat. Eligibility is limited to privately-owned land within portions of following counties: Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan and Orange.

A total of approximately $150,000 will be made available for projects. Eligible landowners will compete for funding, with individual grants limited to a minimum amount of $5,000 and a maximum of $50,000. The cost effectiveness of a project will have a direct impact on an application's score. All grants require a minimum of 25% in matching funds from non-federal and non-state funding sources.

The deadline for pre-application submission is June 1, 2010.

For more information and to download a pre-application form, please visit the NYS DEC Grant page at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/grants.html or contact:

Marcelo J. del Puerto
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12223-4754
518-402-8942
E-mail: F&WLIP@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Contact by email is preferred and appreciated.


Positive Declaration

Albany County - The Albany Pine Bush Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Management Plan for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the adoption and implementation of an updated Management Plan for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. The project is located in the Towns of Colonie and Guilderland, the Village of Colonie and the City of Albany, New York.

Contact: Christopher A. Hawyer, Albany Pine Bush Commission, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, Phone: (518) 456-0655, E-mail: managementplan@albanypinebush.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Albany County - The Albany Pine Bush Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Management Plan for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted by the contact person listed below until May 5, 2010. Copies of the Draft Plan and Draft EIS are available for review at the agency contact listed below and at municipal offices and public libraries within each of three municipalities. The Draft EIS, Draft plan and a listing of all locations where they are available in hard copy is on the Commission's web-site: http://www.albanypinebush.org/commission/management_plans.htm. The action involves the adoption and implementation of an updated Management Plan for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. The project is located in the Towns of Colonie and Guilderland, the Village of Colonie and the City of Albany, New York.

Contact: Christopher A. Hawyer, Albany Pine Bush Commission, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, Phone: (518) 456-0655, E-mail: managementplan@albanypinebush.



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