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County: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington in the Adirondack Forest Preserve and Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster in the Catskill Forest Preserve

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Adoption of Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Forest Preserve Roads Policy

Contact Information: Copies of this proposed Policy can be obtained by contacting the person indicated below. The Policy is also available on the Departmentís website at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dlf/index.html . Written comments are welcome and should be sent to the contact person listed below until April 11, 2005.

Contact Person: Peter Frank
NYS DEC
Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4254
(518) 473-9518

Project Location: This policy applies to roads in the Adirondack Forest Preserve in the Counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington and in the Catskill Forest Preserve in the Counties of Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster.

Project Description: This is a new policy that will be adopted that establishes procedures and protocols for the maintenance, rehabilitation, relocation, widening and new construction of roads and State truck trails under the jurisdiction of the DEC in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves. It applies to Forest Preserve lands in units classified by the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) as Wild Forest, Primitive, or Canoe Area or classified by the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP) as Wild Forest.

Road and State truck trails are nonconforming in areas classified by the APSLMP and CPSLMP as Wilderness. In addition, this policy does not apply to roads or State truck trails in Intensive Use Areas and Administrative Use Areas.

This policy is intended to be consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DEC and the Adirondack Park Agency which provides guidance concerning ordinary maintenance, rehabilitation, and minor relocation of conforming structures and improvements on Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack Park.