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ENB - Region 5 Notices 11/14/2012

Public Notice

Sacandaga State Campground Tree Removal

County: Hamilton

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Location: Sacandaga State Campground, 1047 NYS Route 30 Northville New York.

Project Description: Removal of 46 trees on less than one acre in order to facilitate the replacement of a sand filter system located at the camp ground. The system has been found to be Anaerobic and is no longer functioning as designed. Tree cutting will be in compliance with LF policy 91-2 on cutting , removal or destruction of trees and other vegetation on Forest Preserve.

Contact: Brett Blanchard, NYS DEC, 701 South Main Street, Northville , NY 12134; Phone: (518)863-4545, ext 3013.


Construction of a Snowmobile Trail from Seventh Lake to Eighth Lake.

County: Hamilton

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Location: Moose River Plains Wild Forest, Town of Inlet, New York

Project Description: In addition to the 402 trees to be cut for the construction of a1.9 mile snowmobile trail from the Seventh Lake snowmobile trail to the Eighth Lake Trail as noticed in the November 7th ENB, it has been determined that an additional 74 trees need to be cut for the completion of this trail. This project was approved (Alternative 11, p. 119) in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest UMP/GEIS January 2011. This project will be constructed in accordance with the Department's Management Guidance on "Snowmobile Trail Siting, Construction and Maintenance on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park". Any tree cutting will be in compliance with Lands and Forest Policy # 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve lands.

Contact: Eric Kasza, NYS DEC - Region 5 Northville Sub-Office, Division of Lands and Forests, P. O. Box 1316, Northville, NY 12134, Phone: (518) 863-4545.


Negative Declaration

Washington County: The New York State Thruway Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fort Edward to Fort Ann Canalway Trail will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. This Canalway Trail is being progressed under a Comprehensive Canalway Trail Plan intended to develop the New York State Canal System into an important transportation, economic development, and recreational asset. The project will provide an off road multi-use trail segment from Lock C-8 in the Town of Fort Edward, Washington County, to Clay Hill Road in the Town of Fort Ann, Washington County, NY. The proposed trail will include small (8-10) car parking areas at trailhead locations at the project limits, some minimal land takings, interpretive signage, and a small campground area at Lock C-9. The typical section for the proposed trail is a 10 foot wide trail surface with 2 foot shoulders on either side. The proposed trail wearing surface is asphalt. The side slope treatments will vary depending on conditions, but will provide adequate lateral clearance to obstructions, and will have 1 on 3 side slopes. The trail will cross several unnamed streams and drainage ditches, as well as crossing Wood Creek in two locations. The trail crossings will be a mixture of small pipe culverts, concrete box culverts, and voided slab structures. Associated wetland and water quality permits will be required for this work. The project is located adjacent to Champlain Canal, from Lock C-8 to Clay Hill Road - Ft. Edward to Ft. Ann.

Contact: David Vosburgh, 200 Southern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12201-0189, Phone: (518)436-2709, E-mail: dave.vosburgh@thruway.ny.gov.


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