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County: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington, Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Adoption of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Preserve Road Procedures and Protocols Policy

Contact Person: Peter Frank, Bureau Chief
Bureau of Forest Preserve Mgt.
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4254
Phone Number: (518) 473-9518

Project Location: This policy applies to roads in the Adirondack Forest Preserve and the Catskill Preserve. See counties above.

Project Description: This proposed policy sets forth the procedures with respect to projects involving alterations 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, and lands in units classified by the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP) as Wild Forest. These proposed procedures address maintenance, rehabilitation, relocation, and widening of roads as well as new road construction.

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

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