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Raquette Boreal - Unit Management Plan

The Raquette Boreal Unit encompasses Forest Preserve and Conservation Easement (CE) lands in the Towns of Hopkinton, Colton, and Piercefield in St. Lawrence County. These lands are classified into two Forest Preserve land units; the Raquette River Wild Forest, and the Raquette-Jordan Boreal Primitive Area. Conservation Easement lands in the unit include the Kildare CE, the Raquette River North CE, the Raquette River South CE, and the Carry Falls East CE.

2017 RMP Amendment

The Department is proposing to amend both the Five Mile CE Interim Recreation Management Plan (IRMP) and the Kildare CE Recreation Management Plan (RMP) portion of the 2006 Raquette Boreal Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) to construct the 1.25 mile "Kildare Connector Road" between the Five Mile and the Kildare CE lands. The public can use existing roads through the Five Mile Conservation Easement to access the Kildare Tract from May 1 through September 30 for recreational opportunities, such as hiking, mountain biking, nature observation, and fishing. The new connector road will provide access to about 17.5 miles of motor vehicle roads on the Kildare tract CE, also from, May 1 through September 30.

The draft amendment plan can be downloaded from the link below. The Department will accept public comment on the draft amendment through November 10, 2017.

Comments may be submitted to:
Peter D'Luhosch, Conservation Easement Specialist
NYS DEC
6739 US Hwy. 11
Potsdam, NY 13676 or via email at: R6.ump@dec.ny.gov

2017 Draft Amendment to the Five Mile IRMP and Kildare RMP - PDF (1.4 MB)

2006 UMP

The 2006 Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Raquette Boreal Unit can be downloaded from the link below. If you have questions about the UMP please e-mail us at: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Raquette Boreal Unit Management Plan - PDF (5 MB)