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Positive Declaration

Fulton, Hamilton and Herkimer Counties: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the management actions proposed in the Ferris Lake Wild Forest Unit Management Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Proposed actions may include: construction of recreational trails which may require crossing wetlands, posting of roads open for public motor vehicle use, restoration of Big Alderbed Dam, and construction of additional parking facilities in the unit. Possible adverse impacts from implementation of the UMP may include temporary minor erosion, temporary increased siltation and stream bottom disturbance, increased recreational usage in certain areas, and minor noise impacts during the construction of new facilities within the unit. The project is located in Fulton County - Towns of Stratford, Caroga, Oppenheim and Ephratah; Hamilton County - Towns of Morehouse and Arietta; Herkimer County - Towns of Salisbury and Ohio.

Contact: Eric Kasza, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, PO Box 89, 255 N. Main Street, Herkimer, New York 13350, phone: (315) 866-6330.