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Aldrich Pond Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan

The Aldrich Pond Wild Forest (APWF) is described as those Adirondack Forest Preserve lands lying within the following bounds: North by north bank of the Oswegatchie River; East by County Route 50; West on NYS Route 3 to Youngs Road, south on Youngs Road to administrative/private ROW road to Tamarack Creek Snowmobile Trail to Francis Hill Road (east) to Bassetts Creek to boundary of Five Ponds Wilderness Area (St. Lawrence/Herkimer county line); South by county line to southern bank of Middle Branch of the Oswegatchie River; West by the Adirondack Park boundary. Aldrich Pond Wild Forest contains 26,702 acres.

A UMP for Aldrich Pond Wild Forest was completed in February 1995. If you have questions and/or comments about this UMP, please email us at: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Download the UMP

Aldrich Pond Wild Forest Unit Management Plan - PDF (6.9 MB) - This is a large file and may be slow to download. As an alternative, you may download specific sections below.

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2004 UMP Amendment - Closure of Roads to ATV Use

The Department evaluated several roads open for public ATV access based on the criteria listed in Appendix A attached to this UMP amendment package to determine which roads were suitable to remain open for public ATV access. Based on this assessment, the Department closed (38) of the (43) roads currently open for public ATV access in the Aldrich Pond, Black River and Independence River Wild Forest Areas by amending each UMP to include the attached charts outlining the use for which each road was designated in its respective UMP, the use for which each road was open for as of July 2004 and the use for which each road is open pursuant to these amendments. This material supersedes any references to motorized access in the previously approved UMPs.

2004 Amendment to the Aldrich Pond Wild Forest UMP - PDF (2.11 MB)

2009 UMP Amendment - Canoe Launch and Parking

This amendment formalizes a canoe route on the Little River in the Town of Fine, including the addition of a universally accessible canoe launch and parking site at Youngs Road, a canoe carry around a waterfall and a take-out on the north end of Streeter Lake Road near Aldrich.

2009 Amendment to the Aldrich Pond Wild Forest UMP - PDF (2.71 MB)