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County: Hamilton

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Public Notice for the Silver Lake Wilderness Area Unit Management Plan (UMP), Extension of Public Comment Period

Contact Person: Eric J. Kasza
PO Box 89
225 North Main Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone: (315) 866-6330

Project Location: Towns of Lake Pleasant, Benson, Wells, Hope and Arietta

Project Description: The action involves an extension to the public comment period on the draft unit management plan for the Silver Lake Wilderness Area. The comment period will be extended from September 30, 2005 to October 21, 2005 due to an administrative error. Proposed management actions include, re-routing the Northville-Placid Trail through the forest and away from the road, relocation of two parking areas, enacting special regulations to manage public use such as group size restrictions consistent with current regulations in other wilderness areas, establishing and maintaining several quality wilderness fisheries for brook trout, removing a number of non-conforming structures, such as one of the chimneys near Whitehouse, improving trail information and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities, including the development of accessible camping sites and maintaining two suspension foot bridges until such time as they need replacing.

Public comments will be accepted by the contact person until October 21, 2005.