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Sentinel Range Wilderness - Draft Unit Management Plan

The Sentinel Range Wilderness is composed of approximately 23,000 acres in the towns of Wilmington, Jay, North Elba and Keene in Essex County. It is bounded by Route 86 on the north, Route 73 on the south, and private lands on the east and west. The mountains of the Sentinel Range are one of the main attractions in the area. Kilburn Mountain is the highest point at 3,893'. Hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and climbing are popular within this wilderness. The summit of Sentinel and Pitchoff Mountains offer outstanding views of the surrounding area.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Sentinel Range Wilderness recreation page.

Public Comment Opportunities

The Department has completed a draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Sentinel Range Wilderness. A public meeting will be held to discuss proposals in the UMP on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the DEC Region 5 office at 1115 State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY. The Department is also accepting written comments on the draft UMP until December 22, 2017. Comments can be sent to the contact information below:

Steven Guglielmi, Forester
NYS DEC
P.O. Box 296
Ray Brook, NY 12997-0296
r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

Download the Draft UMP

Sentinel Range Wilderness Draft Unit Management Plan - PDF (3.1 MB)