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Forest Preserve Temporary Revocable Permit Log

The Department of Environmental Conservation manages nearly 3 million acres of Forest Preserve Lands in New York State. Temporary Revocable Permits, typically referred to as TRPs, are issued by the Department to grant permission for the temporary use of these lands to individuals or organizations to carry out projects and activities which are appropriate to such land.

The TRP log below details approved activities currently taking place on Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserve lands. Public comments regarding the approved activities are welcome and may be emailed to Preserve Log or mailed to Forest Preserve Stewardship Coordinator, NYS DEC, Lands & Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254. Please reference the TRP number in your correspondence.

Note: Once a public comment is received by the Department, it is a public record and is subject to disclosure.

Temporary Revocable Permit issued to NYCO Minerals Inc.

The Department has issued a Temporary Revocable Permit (TRP) to NYCO Minerals Inc. to conduct exploratory drilling for minerals on Lot 8 in the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area. The TRP, authorized by a Constitutional Amendment to Article 14, sets terms and conditions for mineral exploration activities and site mitigation and restoration. The permit authorizes the cutting of up to 1,254 trees.

The Jay Mountain Wilderness UMP was recently amended to: 1) recognize that a constitutional amendment implicitly repeals the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan guidelines for Wilderness; 2) make the Unit Management Plan consistent with the Constitutional amendment; and 3) note that detailed terms and conditions governing mineral sampling operations will appear in the TRP.

TRP Document

Temporary Revocable Permit #8027 (PDF) (743 KB)
Temporary Revocable Permit #8027 Revision (PDF) (702 KB)

TRP Work Plan

Work Plan (PDF) (84 KB)
Attachment A - Site Map (PDF) (394 KB)
Attachment B - Site Detail (PDF) (499 KB)
Attachment C - Drilling Additives/MSDS (PDF) (1.68 MB)
Attachment D - Tree Tally (PDF) (215 KB)
Attachment E - Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan - SWPPP (PDF) (6.27 MB)

Forest Preserve
Land Unit(s)
County Town Applicant Permitted Activity Start Date of Use End Date of Use
7498 6 Fulton Chain Wild Forest Herkimer Webb NYS DOT Hazard Tree Removal (52) Route 28 between Old Forge and Eagle Bay 7/8/14 7/8/15
7752 5 Wilcox Lake Wild Forest Hamilton Hope National Grid Replacement of Existing Utility Poles 9/5/14 9/4/15
8027 5 Jay Mountain Wilderness Essex Lewis NYCO Minerals Inc. Mineral exploration of Lot 8 including (1) the development of access corridors and drill pads and (2) site restoration, as defined in accordance with the TRP's work plan and terms and conditions. 7/9/14 5/1/15
8059 5 Chazy Highland Wild Forest Franklin Malone, Bellmont, Duane Franklin Co Highway Department Hazard Tree Removal (136) along Route 27 4/14/14 4/13/15
8104 3 Huckleberry Tpk Detached Forest Preserve Ulster Plattekill Central Hudson Gas & Electric Vegetation Management along electric line 6/1/14 5/31/15
8131 5 Multiple Units Hamilton, Fulton, Warren, Essex Multiple National Grid Perform Routine Line Clearance 5/1/14 4/30/15
8147 6 Independence River Wild Forest Herkimer Watson National Grid Replacement In-Kind of overhead electric facilities 6/1/14 6/1/15
8183 6 Black River Wild Forest Herkimer Webb NYS DOT Repair Route 28 bridge (McKeever Bridge) over Moose River 5/12/14 5/11/15
8212 3 Sundown Wild Forest, Slide and Big Indian Wilderness Areas, and Belleayre Intensive Use Area Ulster Dennin and Shandakan Ulster County DPW Hazard Tree Removal (67) 6/16/14 6/16/15
8539 5 Saranac Lakes Wild Forest Essex North Elba Trudeau Sand and Gravel Replacement In-Kind of two (2) culverts on Oseetah Way Road 9/8/14 9/7/15
8547 5 Debar Mountain Wild Forest Franklin Franklin Lyme Timber LLC Hazard Tree Removal on North Branch Road (65 trees) 8/18/14 8/17/15
8573 5 High Peaks Wilderness Essex Keene NYS DOT Repair of Route 73 adjacent to Cascade Lake. 9/29/14 9/28/15
8580 5 Lake George Wild Forest Essex Ticonderoga Darrin Fresh Water Institute Installation of a meteorological station as part of the "Jefferson Project" 10/28/14 10/27/15
8610 5 Ferris Lake Wild Forest Fulton Caroga National Grid Hazard Tree Removal (72) along feeder line. 10/1/14 9/30/15
8620 5 Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest Franklin Tupper Lake NYS DOT Replacement of a stormwater drainage system. 4/20/15 4/19/16
8774 5 West Canada Lake Wilderness, Silver Lake Wilderness, and Jessup River Wild Forest Hamilton Lake Pleasant, Piseco National Grid Hazard Tree Removal (30) along feeder line. 11/15/14 11/15/15
8794 5 Silver Lake Wilderness and Ferris Lake Wild Forest Fulton Caroga National Grid Hazard Tree Removal (70) along NYS Route 10 & 29a 12/1/14 12/1/15
8804 3 Willowemoc Wild Forest Sullivan Neversink Rogerson Excavating Right - Of - Way access across Forest Preserve 12/15/14 12/15/15
8833 5 Vanderwhacker Wild Forest Warren Chester NYS DOT Culvert Replacement on Rt 9 1/1/15 12/31/15
8839 5 Wilcox Lake Wild Forest Warren Johnsburg NYS DOT Culvert Replacement on Rt 8 1/1/15 12/31/15
8853 6 Fulton Chain Wild Forest Herkimer Eagle Bay NYS DOT Culvert Replacement and Realignment on State Route 28 3/1/15 12/31/15
8859 5 Wilmington Wild Forest Essex Wilmington Town of Wilmington Whiteface Sky Marathon - Flume Trails 6/28/15 6/28/15
8898 5 Lake George Million Dollar Beach Warren Lake George Ragnar Events, LLC Exchange location for Ragnar Relay Adirondacks 2015 9/25/15 9/25/15
8904 5 Crown Point Historical Site Essex Crown Point Jonathan Kauffman Wedding Ceremony at Crown Point 5/22/15 5/23/15
8926 5 Raquette Lake Hamilton Long Lake Kim Cooke Removal of dock in Raquette Lake 10/1/14 10/31/15
8932 5 & 6 Multiple Multiple Multiple SUNY ESF - Dr. Martin Dovciak Research how atmospheric deposition, soils and deer browse affect forest understory vegetation and tree regeneration. 5/4/15 10/1/15
8938 5 Lake George Battlefield, Beach, & Parking Areas Warren Lake George Adirondack Race Management Host a triathalon sporting event. 9/4/15 9/6/15
8949 5 Tupper Lake, Upper Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, & Lake Flower Boat Launch Sites Multiple Multiple Adirondack Lakes Marine Contracting Use of boat launch sites for loading an unloading of boats and barges in conjunction with accessing private lands 4/1/15 12/31/15
8952 5 Port Henry Boat Launch Essex Port Henry USGS Installation of a lake level, wind, and precipitation monitoring station 3/30/15 2/29/16
8955 5 Wilmington Wild Forest Essex Wilmington Town of Wilmington A portion of a 100k mountain bike race will be held on state land 6/7/15 6/7/15
8957 3,4,5,6 Multiple Multiple Multiple Biodiversity Research Institute Research Mercury Concentrations within insectivorous & songbird communities 5/15/15 8/15/15
8960 5 Taylor Pond, Hammon Pond Wild Forests, & Sentinel Range Wilderness Multiple Multiple University of Missouri Tree ring analysis of fire scarred trees 5/1/15 4/30/16
8962 5 Crown Point Historic Site Essex Crown Point Crown Point Banding Association Bird Banding Station 5/1/15 5/31/15
8991 5 Fort Ticonderoga Boat Launch Essex Ticonderoga Fort Ticonderoga Association Use of boat launch for loading and unloading passengers on the tour boat Carillon 5/9/15 10/12/15
9003 5 Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway Warren Lake George Adirondack Runners Host a running event to the summit 5/9/15 5/9/15
9022 5 Hammond Pond Wild Forest Essex North Hudson National Grid Replace 2 utility poles on Ensign Pond Rd 4/1/15 3/31/16
9030 5 & 6 Multiple Multiple Multiple SUNY ESF Research study for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on amphibians 5/1/15 4/30/16
9031 5 Lake Placid State Boat Launch Essex Lake Placid Shampeny Contracting Use of boat launch for accessing private lands and transport building materials 4/1/15 12/31/15
9046 4 Multiple Greene & Ulster Multiple Manitou's Revenge Ultramarathon Race and Relay 6/20/15 6/21/15
9055 5 Sentinel Range Wilderness & Saranac Lakes Wild Forest Essex North Elba Essex Co DPW Replacment of county owned bridge. 4/1/15 3/31/16
9060 3 Catskill Park Multiple Muliple NYS DEC Soil profile research 5/1/15 12/31/15
9072 5 Cat Mountain Warren Bolton John H. Michaels Foundation Hike up Cat Mountain 5/24/15 5/25/15