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Negative Declaration

County: St. Lawrence

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Compliance Determination and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Adoption of the Raquette Boreal Unit Management Plan

Contact Person: David Smith Address: NYS DEC
317 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone Number: (315) 785-2238

Project Location: Towns of Colton, Piercefield and Hopkinton

Project Description: The action involves setting forth the proposed goals, objectives, management actions and costs for the management of the Raquette Boreal Unit comprising 14,993 acres of Forest Preserve lands and 34,127 acres of conservation easement lands.

The primary goal of management for Forest Preserve lands will be to protect the natural resources and character of the area and to provide a variety of compatible outdoor recreational activities. The primary goal for conservation easement lands will be to provide for public recreation which is compatible with the natural resources in cooperation with landowners goals and objectives for the property.

Management actions proposed in the plan include: construction of one six-car parking area and modification of an existing parking area to make it accessible, designation of existing trails and roads for use by mountain bikes, designation of existing trails for hiking, designation of primitive tent sites, designate and construct an accessible tent site including an access route and accessible pit privy and fire ring, fishery management activities, installation of informational signs and trail registers, modification of an existing water access site to make it accessible and promulgation of regulations prohibiting the use of motor boats on the Jordan River and limiting camping to designated tent sites.