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ENB - Region 6 Notices 6/8/2016

Public Notice

Draft Cranberry Lake Campground Unit Management Plan

The public is invited to comment on the draft unit management plan, which will guide management of the Cranberry Lake Campground for the next 5 years. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will consider all public comments as it finalizes the management plan for the campground. The Campground is located in the Town of Clifton, St. Lawrence County.

The Draft Unit Management Plan for the Cranberry Lake campground is posted on the NYS DEC web page at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24460.html.

Copies of the draft plans are also available on computer disc and may be obtained by calling (518) 457-2500.

NYS DEC will host a public availability session to receive public input on the draft plan and answer questions about campground management on June 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cranberry Lake Campground Pavilion, 243 Lone Pine Road, Cranberry Lake, NY 12927.

Public comment on the draft Campground UMPs will be accepted through July 15, 2016, and can be submitted by mail or email to: Josh Houghton, NYS DEC - Division of Operations, Bureau of Recreation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, E-mail: campinfo@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Josh Houghton, NYS DEC - Division of Operations, Bureau of Recreation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, E-mail: campinfo@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Herkimer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Draft Amendment to the Moose River Plains Wild Forest Unit Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed amendment for an expansion of approximately 25 miles of the Moose River Plains trail network to accommodate additional mountain bicycle use and to re-route approximately two miles of problem mountain bicycle trails due to steep grades, poor drainage, or other potential problems found associated with these trails. Sections of the Seventh Lake trail will be closed to mountain bicycles due to steep slopes. Bridge improvements associated with these trails will be made as necessary, as well as clearing overgrown vegetation from existing trails. Two parking areas along Route 28 are also proposed for construction, including accessible parking to accommodate the anticipated increase in public use of the area due to improvements made. In addition, two trails will be modified to improve accessibility to recreational facilities for persons with disabilities.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until July 8, 2016. The Draft Unit Management Plan amendment is posted on the web at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22571.html.

The project is located in the Town of Ohio in Herkimer County and the Towns of Inlet, Morehouse, Long Lake, Arietta, and Lake Pleasant in Hamilton County, New York.

Contact: McCrea Burnham, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.


St. Lawrence County - The City of Ogdensburg Planning and Development Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Abbe Piquet Trail Network will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Fort La Presentation Association for improvements to the existing park located at the confluence of the Oswegatchie River with the St. Lawrence River. The site consists of a 21.05 acre parcel located on Route 68, identified in the City of Ogdensburg, New York. The purpose of the proposed project is to enhance the historic landscape for daily use and special events such as Founder's Day. The project goals will be accomplished with building an improved park entrance and parking area, a trail network (with complimentary landscaping and interpretive signage) winding through the 21.05 acre park area and vegetation management complimenting past and current efforts to beautify the landscape. The new trail (dubbed the Abbe Piquet Trail) will provide a multi-use recreational alternative for City residents and park visitors, with enhances views of the St. Lawrence Seaway and surrounding shorelines.

Contact: James "Andy" Rymph, 547 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, Phone: (518) 266-7323, E-mail: arymph@chazencompanies.com.


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