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Hewitt-Cayuga Highlands Unit Management Plan

The Hewitt-Cayuga Management Unit is located within the towns of Summerhill, Sempronius, Moravia, Locke, and Niles in Cayuga County, and the town of Scott in Cortland County. The Unit Management Plan (UMP) includes the following State properties: Bear Swamp State Forest, Summer Hill State Forest, Frozen Ocean State Forest, and Hewitt State Forest. The UMP was developed to address management activities on these state properties.

It is the policy of the Department to manage State lands for multiple benefits to serve the people of New York State. The proposed UMP will help maintain healthy, sustainable, and biologically diverse ecosystems for fish and wildlife while providing continued opportunities for forest product sales, recreational use and environmental education. The state lands covered by the proposed plan currently offer many recreational opportunities including: nature observation, fishing, hunting, trapping, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, snowmobiling, and camping.

Hewitt-Cayuga Highlands Unit Management Plan

Hewitt-Cayuga Highlands UMP Part 1 (PDF, 3.7 mB)

Hewitt-Cayuga Highlands UMP Part 2 (PDF, 7.8 mB)


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