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map of Livingston Unit Management Plan

The Livingston Unit Management Plan is a ten year plan for the multiple use of about 9,669 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. 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.

Full Plan

Livingston Unit Management Plan (PDF, 3.3 MB)

New Livingston Unit Management Plan

Re-writing of the Livingston Unit Management Plan is under way. A scoping letter requesting initial public comments was sent out in March 2016, requesting that any comments, concerns or suggestions be mailed to:
State Land Management
7291 Coon Rd
Bath, NY 14810
or emailed to:

The plan has not yet been re-written, and your input will assist us in assembling it. We invite you to provide us with your comments or concerns regarding the past or future management of any of the DEC properties included in the UMP. Your comments may be general or specific and will be accepted at any time throughout the process.

Upon completion of the draft Livingston Unit Management Plan, a public meeting will be held at a local location. Prior to that a second mailing will be sent to those on the updated mailing list, including the media, summarizing objectives of the draft plan, listing local document repositories and announcing the public meeting.

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