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Public Notice

County: Delaware

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Little Pond Public Campground Draft Unit Management Plan

Contact Person: Thomas R. Folts
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233
Phone: (518) 457-2500

Project Location: Town of Andes, Delaware County

Project Description: DEC, as lead agency, announces the completion of a Draft Unit Management Plan for the Little Pond Public Campground located in the Catskill Park. This is a five year plan for the operation and modernization of the campground. The proposed actions are: A) replace playground apparatus, B) rehabilitate the day-use area, C) improve waterfront access for persons with disabilities, D) enlarge the lifeguard cabin, E) replace the water distribution system, F) relocate eight campsites, G) upgrade the remote campsite access trail, H) re-construct the entrance road, I) enlarge the entrance booth J) construct a vehicle pull off area near the booth, K) relocate the exit road L) construct a firewood storage building M) replace four comfort stations, N) construct a Nature Recreation Program building, O) replace the bathhouse with a picnic pavilion, P) reconstruct the Little Pond dam, Q) construct an addition to the recycling building, and R) convert five (5) sites to universal campsites.

Copies of the draft plan are available from the Bureau of Recreation at the above address. Comments will be accepted until April 15, 2005.

Negative Declaration

Delaware County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment of the Treaty Line Unit Management Plan (UMP), Delaware Reforestation Area #5 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Treaty Line UMP has been amended to provide for the construction of a snowmobile bridge that will span a small stream adjacent to the Shear Road Truck Trail. The bridge will be constructed of 10 treated utility poles for stringers and wooden decking. The bridge will be approximately 24 feet long and 8 feet wide. Approximately 200 feet of snowmobile trail will be cleared for the approach and exit to the bridge. About 7 trees will be cut. The bridge and associated trail, will allow public access to the DEC snowmobile trail system on the Shear Road Truck Trail from a proposed snowmobile trail that will begin in Oquaga Creek State Park and continue along the shoulder of Delaware County Route 20 to the intersection of the Shear Road Truck Trail. The bridge will eliminate a potentially dangerous road crossing at the intersection of these two roads. The project is located at Treaty Line State Forest, Town of Masonville.

Contact: Ben Peters, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 65561 State Route 10, Stamford, NY 12167, phone: (607) 652-7365.