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Catskill Park State Land Master Plan

The Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP) classifies Forest Preserve lands within the Catskill Park based on their physical character and capacity to accommodate human use based on their land classifications. The Plan also designates management units and directs the Department to develop individual Unit Management Plans that guide management activities and public use of those units.

The original Master Plan was adopted in 1985, and a revision to the Plan was adopted in 2008.

Download the Master Plan

2008 Catskill Park State Land Master Plan - PDF (1.8 MB)

2013 Amendment - Classification of the Big Indian Acquisition

In December of 2011 New York State acquired approximately 1,204 acres in the Town of Shandaken, Ulster County within the Catskill Park to be added to the Forest Preserve. Commonly referred to as the Big Indian acquisition, the property adjoins or is in close proximity to three management units: the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Intensive Use Area, the Big Indian Wilderness and the Shandaken Wild Forest.

The portion of the Big Indian Acquisition proposed to be classified as an Intensive Use Area and as an addition to the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center's Intensive Use Area, is being pursued separately through the revision of the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center's Unit Management Plan. The remaining lands acquired in the Big Indian acquisition, approximately 903+/- acres, have been classified as either Wilderness or Wild Forest through this amendment to the Master Plan.

Download the Amendment

2013 Amendment to the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (PDF) (2.14 MB)

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