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Grasse River Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan

The Grasse River Area is made up of several Forest Preserve parcels that are collectively called the Grasse River Wild Forest and the Long Pond and Champion - Tooley Pond Tract Conservation Easements, all in St Lawrence County. Located in the northwest corner of the Adirondack Park, these three areas represent approximately 54,000 acres of Forest Preserve lands and easements located in the Towns of Clare, Clifton, Colton and Fine.

The unit is bounded on the west and north by the Adirondack Park Blue Line, on the north and east by State Route 56, and on the south by State Route 3 and the Oswegatchie River. Popular natural resource destinations contained in the Wild Forest are Lampson Falls, Stone Dam, Leonard and Church Ponds, and the yet unclassified Tooley Pond lands along the Grass River. The conservation easements in this UMP include Long Pond and Champion - Tooley Pond Tract.

The Grass River Area is located in a lesser traveled corner of the Adirondack Park. Good access to the area affords many recreational opportunities, including but not limited to hiking, hunting, trapping and fishing.

The Department will soon revise the Grasse River Unit Managment Plan. People interested in providing input for the Draft UMP may submit comments to:

Lands and Forests
6739 US Highway 11
Potsdam, NY 13676
email: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov

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