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ENB - Region 6 Notices 2/1/2017

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Big Otter Lake Trail Rehabilitation - Tree Cutting Notice

The project involves the removal of a total of 60 trees ≥ 3 inches at diameter breast height adjacent to three bridge construction sites along the Big Otter Lake Trail (Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness Area). The bridges to be constructed will replace washed out culverts. These areas (each approximately 40 foot by 40 foot in size) are to be cleared to facilitate a drop of bridge construction materials from a helicopter. The drop zone boundaries were inspected, selected and marked with pink flagging by Senior Forester Michael Marsh. Trees will be felled by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Division of Operations Staff, cut into smaller pieces and left outside of the drop zone. Tree cutting will be in compliance with Lands and Forests Policy 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands.

The Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness Area is located in the Town of Webb, Herkimer County, New York.

Contact: Michael Marsh, NYS DEC - Region 6 Herkimer Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 225 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350, Phone: (315) 866-6330, E-mail:

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