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ENB - Region 4 Notices 7/8/2015

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Tree Removal for Construction of an Observation Platform, ADA Compliant Trail and Observation Point and a Bridge across Spruce Creek at Kaaterskill Wild Forest

The action involves the removal of 15 trees to facilitate construction of an observation platform, ADA compliant trail and observation point and a bridge across Spruce Creek at Kaaterskill Wild Forest. This construction project is included in the approved Unit Management Plan for the Kaaterskill Wild Forest and the 2013 Unit Management Plan Amendment. 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.

The Kaaterskill Wild Forest is located in the Town of Hunter, New York.

Contact: Mike Callan, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, 65561 State Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-3692, E-mail: michael.callan@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Greene County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Kaaterskill Wild Forest Unit Management Plan Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. This amendment proposes the establishment of a connector trail between the bottom and top of Kaaterskill Falls including the installation of a stone staircase, the expansion of parking areas on Laurel House Road and Schutt Road, and the installation of safety anchors near the falls for use by emergency services personnel. The purpose of the amendment is to improve access to Kaaterskill Falls. The Unit Management Plan amendment is posted on the web at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/80993.html.

The Kaaterskill Wild Forest is located in the Town of Hunter, New York.

Contact: Mike Callan, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, 65561 State Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-3692, E-mail: michael.callan@dec.ny.gov.


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