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Canisteo River Basin Unit

Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan

Map showing the location of the properties included in this UMP.
Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan Map

The Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan is a plan for the multiple use of about 7,727 acres of wildlife management area and state forest land in Steuben County. The first Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan was prepared by a committee of DEC Professionals at the Region 8 DEC office in 2003. A draft version of the next one is now available.

It is comprised of eight state forests; Burt Hill, Cameron, Cameron Mills, Canacadea, Greenwood, Rock Creek, Tracy Creek, and Turkey Ridge State Forests, and two Wildlife Management Areas; Helmer Creek and West Cameron Wildlife Management Areas.

The plan offers general information on the unit's history and geology, an inventory of the unit's resources, such as mineral resources, vegetative types and stages, fish, wildlife and habitat and a summary of identified issues, such as access, vegetative management and oil and gas leasing. It also describes the proposed goals and objectives and policy considerations in managing the unit.

The vision of the plan is to ensure the biological integrity, improvement and protection of the Canisteo River Basin Management Unit. This shall be done within the multiple use concept of management, which strives to serve the needs of the people of New York State by providing a broad based, biologically diverse ecosystem. This plan directs the future management of the property which will include such activities as maintenance and improvement of access to the site, managing natural vegetation, including native grasslands and woodlands, controlling exotic species and preservation of historical and archaeological resources.

Public Information Meeting

On the Draft Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan

May 31, 2018

Valley Elementary School
6786 CR 119
Cameron Mills, NY 14820

Presentation starts at 6:45 PM

Full Draft Plan

Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan (PDF, 17.6 MB)

Draft Plan in Parts

Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan - Part 1of 5 (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan - Part 2 of 5 (PDF, 4.4 MB)

Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan - Part 3 of 5 (PDF, 4.9 MB)

Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan - Part 4 of 5 (PDF, 5.0 MB)

Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan - Part 5 of 5 (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Paper Copies of the Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan are Available for Viewing at the Following
Wimodaughsian Free Library
19 W Main St.
Canisteo, NY 14823
(607) 698-4445
Hornell Public Library
64 Genesee St.
Hornell, NY 14843
(607) 324-1210
Addison Public Library
6 South St.
Addison, NY 14801
(607) 359-3888
New York State DEC
6274 Avon-Lima Rd.
Avon, NY 14414-9516
(585) 226-5324
New York State DEC
7291 Coon Rd
Bath, NY 14810
(607) 776-2165

Commenting on the New Draft Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan

Public involvement is an important component to the UMP process. We invite you to provide us with your comments or concerns regarding the past or future management of any of the DEC properties included in the UMP. Your comments may be general or specific, and will be accepted at any time throughout the process.

You are encouraged to review the draft UMP and provide comments on the proposed plan. You are invited to attend the public information meeting on May 31, 2018, at the Valley Elementary School in Cameron Mills, NY.

A 30 minute presentation on the draft plan will begin at 6:45 pm, followed by a question and answer period. Staff will be available until 8:45 pm to accept comments. The school is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Regina Willis at (585) 226-5324 for any further specific accommodations by May 15, 2018.

You are invited to review it, and attend a public meeting on May 31, 2018 to share your views on the Draft UMP. The public comments on the proposed plan will close on July 2, 2018. In addition to any comments received at the meetings, written comments may be sent to r8.ump@dec.ny.gov or NYSDEC, 7291 Coon Rd. Bath, NY 14810. Comments will be weighed against law, regulations, DEC Commissioner's directives and other public comments before changes are made to the draft plan. Questions and/or comments will be included in the final document.