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Land and Conservation Easement Acquisitions: First and Second Quarter 2017

Second Quarter 4/1/2017 - 6/30/2017

Otisco Lake Boat Launch - Waterway Access
Location: Town of Spafford, Onondaga County
Size: 17 acres
ID: WA Onondaga 064
Date: 4/7/2017
Notes: Acquisition of land just south of the causeway on Otisco Lake for the purpose of building a boat launch. The boat launch is currently in the planning stages.

Flax Pond - Tidal Wetlands (PDF, 2.05MB)
Location: Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County
Size: 6 acres
ID: TWL Suffolk 005.01
Date: 4/14/2017
Notes: Addition to the Flax Pond Tidal Wetlands Area that will improve access to the wetlands complex.

Cayuta Creek - Public Fishing Rights (PDF, 1.05MB)
Location: Town of Van Etten, Chemung County
Size: 0.068 miles of stream rights
ID: PFR Chemung 014.31
Date: 4/18/2017
Notes: Addition of public fishing rights on Cayuta Creek. Cayuta Creek is a trout stream that flows from Cayuta Lake in Schuyler County to the Susquehanna River in Tioga County.

Huckleberry Mountain - Adirondack Forest Preserve
Location: Town of Warrensburg, Warren County
Size: 836 acres
ID: AFP Warren 232
Date: 4/21/2017
Notes: Acquisition of a large inholding, consolidating lands in Lake George Wild Forest (bordered forest preserve on 10 sides). The acquisition adds much needed access to the northern section of the Hudson River Recreation Area, an intensely used area that previously only had access at its southern end.

Township 40 Settlement - Gift - Adirondack Forest Preserve
Location: Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County
Size: 116.5 acres
ID: AFP Hamilton 329.076
Date: 5/18/2017
Notes: Donation of forest preserve as part of the Township 40 Settlement Act.

Township 40 Settlement - Gift - Adirondack Forest Preserve
Location: Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County
Size: 20.4 acres
ID: AFP Hamilton 329.043
Date: 5/18/2017
Notes: Donation of forest preserve as part of the Township 40 Settlement Act.

Texas Hollow State Forest - Enhancement of Public Lands (consolidation)
Location: Town of Hector, Schuyler County
Size: 51.1 acres
ID: PLC Schuyler 039.01
Date: 6/6/2017
Notes: Addition to Texas Hollow State Forest to consolidate lands and improve the ability to manage its natural resources.

Chateaugay State Forest - Enhancement of Public Lands (access)
Location: Town of Orwell, Oswego County
Size: 79 acres
ID: PLA Oswego 121
Date: 6/14/2017
Notes: Addition to Chateaugay State Forest for improved access including a snowmobile trail.

First Quarter 1/1/2017 - 3/31/2017

Doodletown WMA - Wildlife Habitat
Location: Towns of Taghkanic, Ancram and Gallatin, Columbia County
Size: 689.8 acres
ID: WH Columbia 048.01
Date: 2/3/2017
Notes: Establishment of a new Wildlife Management Area with the help of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. This property provides scrub/shrub habitat that supports New England cottontail rabbits and upland habitat for other important game species and migratory songbirds including ruffed grouse, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, scarlet tanager, louisiana waterthrush, and wood thrush. Press Release April 25, 2017.

Chautauqua Creek Public Fishing Rights
Location: Town of Chautauqua, Chautauqua County
Size: 0.136miles of stream rights
ID: PFR Chautauqua 035.07
Date: 2/8/2017
Notes: Addition of public fishing rights and a footpath to increase public access for fisherman on the Chautauqua Creek (PDF, 409 KB).

Rome Sand Plains - Unique Area
Location: Town of Rome, Oneida County
Size: 437.4 acres
ID: UA Oneida 124.55
Date: 2/17/2017
Notes: Within the Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor and in proximity to the Erie Canal Corridor, this is a large addition to Rome Sand Plains Unique Area. Part of this acquisition provides protection to an adjacent wetland which provides habitat to multiple species of special concern and contains some seasonal wetlands itself. Additional recreational opportunities exist as well since the majority of this acquisition contains upland habitat.

New State Forest - Kendall Tract
Location: Towns of Redfield and Orwell, Oswego County
Size: 3,150 acres
ID: PLC Oswego 122
Date: 2/22/2017
Notes: A large block of forested land adjoining Salmon River State Forest and Battle Hill State Forest. This acquisition has consolidated these state forests to create an area of almost 7000 contiguous acres under uniform management to allow sustainable forestry practices.

Marion River Carry - Adirondack Forest Preserve
Location: Towns of Arietta and Indian Lake, Hamilton County
Size: 296.2 acres
ID: AFP Hamilton 327
Date: 2/22/2017
Notes: Part of the Township 40 constitutional amendment, this addition to the forest preserve allowed for the exchange of forest preserve lands that were previously under contention for over 100 years.

Connecticut Hill WMA
Location: Town of Catharine, Schuyler County
Size: 85.4 acres
ID: PLA Schuyler 006.49
Date: 3/3/2017
Notes: Acquisition of a vacant parcel adjacent to Connecticut Hill WMA that will provide access to existing state land where there was previously limited access.

Stockport Flats - Transfer of Lands Underwater
Location: Town of Stuyvesant, Columbia County
Size: 0.7 acres
ID: TOJ Columbia 042.10
Date: 3/20/2017
Notes: Transfer of lands underwater between state agencies (NYS OGS to NYS DEC).

Cattaraugus Creek Public Fishing Rights
Location: Town of Sardinia, Erie County
Size: 0.038miles of stream rights
ID: PFR Erie 038.02
Date: 3/22/2017
Notes: Addition of public fishing rights on Cattaraugus Creek (PDF, 532 KB).

Patriots Hollow State Forest - Conscience Bay
Location: Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County
Size: 17 acres
ID: HA Suffolk 135
Date: 3/23/2017
Notes: Addition to Patriots Hollow State Forest, a local conservation priority for protection of the Conscience Bay watershed and it's a local heritage area. Press Release April 21, 2017.

Whitney Bay - Waterway Access
Location: Town of Chautauqua, Chautauqua County
Size: 11.9 acres
ID: WA Chautauqua 076
Date: 3/23/2017
Notes: Press Release April 24, 2017

Long Island Pine Barrens - Pine Barrens
Location: Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County
Size: 37 acres
ID: PB Suffolk 108.16
Date: 3/23/2017
Notes: Addition to the Long Island Pine Barrens Preserve.

Salmon River - Public Fishing Rights
Location: Town of Richland
Size: 21 acres
ID: PFR Oswego 061.19
Date: 3/27/2017
Notes: Acquisition of land adjacent to the Salmon River for fisherman access.