Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Lead Agency: NYS DEC
Project Title: Site Preparation, Oneida RA #3, Stand B-39
Contact Person: Alan W. Brown
PO Box 89, 225 North Main Street
Herkimer, New York 13350
Project Location: Oneida Reforestation Area # 3, Stand B-39, approximately 9 miles north of the village of Camden, Town of Florence
Project Description: The action involves an herbicide application to understory vegetation of undesirable species in conjunction with a timber sale. Herbicides will be applied to 41 acres. The herbicide acreage is part of 143 acres being harvested under the selection system. In the treatment area existing understory vegetation is hayscented, New York and wood ferns. Beech saplings generally less than 10 feet in height occupy most areas in various densities. There is no significant amount of regeneration of more desirable tree species. The herbicide Roundup will be used to treat the vegetation. Overstory species are black cherry, soft maple, hard maple, basswood, and other hardwoods. The harvest in this area will not result in establishment of new hardwood species without first removing the competition created from the ferns and the shade from the beech understory.