Grass River Wild Forest - Draft Unit Management Plan
The Grass River Wild Forest is comprised of several parcels of Forest Preserve located in the Towns of Clare, Clifton, Colton and Fine in St. Lawrence County. Together along with two conservation easements--Grass River and Tooley Pond--these Forest Preserve and conservation easement lands add up to approximately 54,000 acres. 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.
For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Grass River Wild Forest recreation page.
Public Comment Opportunities
The Department held a public meeting on October 3, 2016 at the Colton-Pierrepont Central School Auditorium in Colton NY. The Department will also be accepting written comments on the draft UMP until December 14, 2016, which is a 30-day extension from the original deadline of November 14. Comments can be sent to the following contact:
Aaron Graves, Forester
6739 US Highway 11
Potsdam, NY 13676
Download the Draft UMP
Original 1990 UMP
The Department originally adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Grass River Wild Forest in 1990. This document continues to guide management of the unit until the Department adopts a revision to the UMP. If you have questions about the current UMP or the UMP process, please contact us at: email@example.com.
2004 Amendment - Lampson Falls Accessible Features
This amendment proposed the designation of an accessible parking area, kiosk and trail to Lampson Falls.
1993 Amendment - Bicycle Trail Designation
This amendment proposed the designation of bicycle trails in multiple units, including Grass River Wild Forest.