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ENB - Region 7 Notices 3/23/2011

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Onondaga County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Green Lakes State Park. Agencies and the public are afforded the opportunity to consider the Final EIS; this consideration period ends on April 4, 2011. Copies of the Final Plan/Final EIS are available for review at the Park Office; at the offices of the agency contacts listed below; the Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066; the Minoa Library, 242 Main St, Minoa, NY 13116 and the Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Avenue, Manlius, NY 13104. The online version of the Master Plan/Final EIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://nysparks.com/inside-our-agency/master-plans.aspx.

The action involves the adoption and implementation of a Master Plan for Green Lakes State Park. The Final Plan includes proposals for resource protection and for recreational use including improvements to the trail system, parking, circulation, and infrastructure, expansion of the park office, relocation of the park police office, improvements to camping and picnic areas and expanded environmental and cultural interpretive opportunities. Natural resource protection recommendations include implementation of a grassland management plan and development of an invasive species plan for the park. Portions of Green Lakes State Park will be designated as a Park Preservation Area and as a New York State Bird Conservation Area. The master plan includes protection of significant natural communities such as the old growth forest and meromictic lakes. The Final Plan/Final EIS describes potential environmental impacts and mitigation of those that may be adverse. Areas that have been evaluated with respect to impacts include: traffic and access, recreation, water resources, biological resources/ecology, cultural/archeological resources, scenic resources, public health and safety, and growth and character of the community and neighborhood. The project is located in the Town of Manlius, New York.

Contact: Robert W. Hiltbrand, NYS OPRHP - Central Region, 6105 Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY 13078, Phone: (315) 492-1756 or Thomas B. Lyons, NYS OPRHP, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474-0409.

Tompkins County - The Village of Cayuga Heights Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Deer Management Plan. A Copy of the Final EIS may be viewed at the Village Offices and via the Village website at: www.cayuga-heights.ny.us.

The action involves the Village of Cayuga Heights proposal to engage in deer population control by sterilizing approximately 20 to 60 does, followed by culling of deer living within the 1.84 square mile Village boundary. After these actions the Village will implement a program of ongoing maintenance of the herd size. This action is designed to reduce the size of the herd in the first three years, and then provide stability in the herd size thereafter, bringing the herd count closer to levels achieved in the wild. The long term target is a herd size of 20 to 60 deer total in the Village, versus the estimate of 200 ± as of Spring of 2009. Where possible, all healthy deer venison culled will be donated to local food banks. The project is located throughout the Village of Cayuga Heights, New York.

Contact: Kate Supron, Village of Cayuga Heights, 836 Henshaw Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 257-1238.

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