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The Livingston Unit Management Plan is a ten year plan for the multiple use of about 9,801 acres of wildlife management area and state forest land in Livingston County. The Livingston Unit Management Plan was prepared by a committee of DEC professionals at the Region 8 DEC office in 2000. Revision of the plan is underway. It is comprised of three state forests and two wildlife management areas. These are Canaseraga State Forest, Ossian State Forest, Sonyea State Forest, Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area, and Conesus Inlet Fish and Wildlife Management Area.

The plan offers general information on the unit's history and geology, an inventory of the unit's resources, such as mineral resources, vegetative types and stages, fish, wildlife and habitat and a summary of identified issues, such as access, vegetative management and oil and gas leasing. It also describes the proposed goals and objectives and policy constraints in managing the unit.

The vision of the plan is to ensure the biological integrity, improvement and protection of the Livingston Management Unit. This shall be done within the multiple use concept of management, which strives to serve the needs of the people of New York State by providing a broad based, biologically diverse ecosystem. This plan directs the future management of the property which will include such activities as maintenance and improvement of access to the site, managing natural vegetation, including native grasslands and woodlands, controlling exotic species and preservation of historical and archaeological resources.

New Draft of the Livingston Unit Management Plan

You are encouraged to review the draft UMP and provide comments on the proposed plan. You are invited to attend public information meeting on Feb 15, 2017, at the Dansville High School Cafeteria, 282 Main St. Dansville, NY 14437.
A half-hour presentation on the draft plan will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by a question and answer period. Staff will be available until 8:30 pm to accept comments. The Dansville High School cafeteria is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Linda Vera at (585) 226-5324 for any further specific accommodations by Feb 1, 2017.

Comment Period

The public is invited to submit comments on the proposed plan until March 20, 2017. In addition to any comments received at the meeting, written comments may be sent to r8.ump@dec.ny.gov or NYSDEC, 7291 Coon Rd. Bath, NY 14810.

Draft Plan

Note: This is a large PDF and may take some time to download.

Livingston Unit Management Plan (Draft) (PDF, 9.5 MB)

Draft Plan in Parts

Livingston UMP (Draft) cover through Appendix M (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Livingston UMP (Draft) Appendix N part 1 (PDF, 4.9 MB)

Livingston UMP (Draft) Appendix N part 2 (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Full 2000 Plan

Livingston Unit Management Plan (PDF, 3.3 MB)


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