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ENB - Region 4 Notices 10/11/2017

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Habitat Management Plan (HMP) and timber harvests for Partridge Run Wildlife Management Area will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the adoption of a HMP for Partridge Run Wildlife management Area (WMA) to guide habitat management on this area to benefit wildlife and facilitate wildlife-dependent recreation for a ten year time period. This plan also incorporates aspects of the NYS DEC's Young Forest Initiative, which aims to establish a minimum of 10% of the forested acreage on WMAs as young forest over the next 10 years. Young forest is an important part of the forested landscape, but has been declining over the past 50 years along with the wildlife that depend on this habitat. The timber harvests and subsequent regeneration will create young forest habitat that will benefit the targeted wildlife species; ruffed grouse, wild turkey and American woodcock, as well as many other wildlife species that depend on this early successional habitat. This project is located at Partridge Run Wildlife Management Area in the Town of Berne, New York.

Contact: Selinda Brandon, NYS DEC - Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 65561 State Route 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-2302.


Columbia County - The Town of Taghkanic Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gas Land Petroleum, Inc. - Route 82/Taghkanic, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The involves a proposal by the applicant, Gas Land Petroleum, Inc., for the construction of a Drive-Through Establishment, including a new gas station with eight fueling stations, an associated 2,500 square foot convenience store with a Dunkin Donuts retail counter (no seating) and drive-through, and 14 parking spaces. The project is located on the south side of New York State Route 82 in the Town of Taghkanic, New York.

Contact: Katherine Bainer, Town of Taghkanic, Town of Taghkanic Town Hall, 909 NYS Route 82, Taghkanic, NY 12502.


Rensselaer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Habitat Management Plan (HMP) and Timber Harvests for Capital District Wildlife Management Area will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the adoption of a HMP for Capital District Wildlife Management Area (WMA) to guide habitat management on this area to benefit wildlife and facilitate wildlife-dependent recreation for a ten year time period. This plan also incorporates aspects of the NYS DEC's Young Forest Initiative, which aims to establish a minimum of 10% of the forested acreage on WMAs as young forest over the next 10 years. Young forest is an important part of the forested landscape, but has been declining over the past 50 years along with the wildlife that depend on this habitat. The timber harvests and subsequent regeneration will create young forest habitat that will benefit the targeted wildlife species; snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse and moose, as well as many other wildlife species that depend on this early successional habitat. This project is located at Capital District Wildlife Management Area in the Towns of Berlin and Stephentown, New York.

Contact: Selinda Brandon, NYS DEC - Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 65561 State Route 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-2302.


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