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ENB - Region 5 Notices 1/13/2016

Negative Declaration

Hamilton County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Extension of Bear Trap Brook Snowmobile Trail Re-Route will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the extension of the Bear Trap Brook Snowmobile trail an additional 173 feet from where it currently ends to bypass a parcel of private property. The 173 foot trail extension onto Jessup River Wild Forest requires the removal of 18 trees. 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 project is located in the Jessup River Wild Forest in the Town of Indian Lake, New York.

Contact: Pine Roehrs, NYS DEC - Region 5 Northville Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 701 South Main Street, PO Box 1316, Northville, NY 12134, Phone: (518) 863-4545 extension 3004, E-mail: Pine.Roehrs@dec.ny.gov.


Saratoga County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Management Plan for the Palmertown Range Addition to Moreau Lake State Park (Addendum to the Moreau Lake State Park Master Plan) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Management Plan was prepared to provide direction for the operation, management, recreational development and natural resource protection strategies for the next 10-15 years in the Palmertown Range Addition to Moreau Lake State Park. This addition includes the McGregor, MacKenzie and Clothier acquisitions. The creation of this plan was prompted by the recently acquired McGregor parcel, an approximately 750 acre parcel located adjacent to the Moreau Lake State Park along the Palmertown Range in the Town of Wilton, New York. This parcel was transferred to NYS OPRHP in October of 2015 after the closing of the Mount McGregor Correctional Facility in 2014. The scope of this document also includes management recommendations for two other recently acquired adjacent parcels totaling 268 acres, as well as management changes to the adjacent areas of the Park. The plan calls for providing public access to the parcels through the addition of two parking areas each approximately 100 feet x 60 feet connected to Wilton Mountain Road and McGregor Mountain Road. The plan also calls for approximately 7 miles of new trails connecting to the existing Park trail system. Finally, the plan includes designations of the new park areas as Bird Conservation Areas, Natural Heritage Areas and Park Preservation Areas and extensions of these designations into some new areas of Moreau Lake State Park.

Contact: Salim Chishti, NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, 2nd floor, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474-6722, E-mail: salim.chishti@parks.ny.gov.


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