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Land and Conservation Easement Acquisitions: Second Quarter 2008

(April - June 2008)

Addition to Adirondack Forest Preserve - Dix Mountain Wilderness Area
Location: Town of North Hudson, Essex County
Size: 15.47 acres
ID: AFP Essex 456
Description: The property is bordered by Interstate 87 on the east and existing State Forest Preserve on the other three sides. Acquisition will enhance existing recreational opportunities and eliminate any possible conflicting use.

Dix Mountain Wilderness Area Unit Management Plan

Carpenter Falls
Carpenter Falls

Carpenter Falls Unique Area
Location: Town of Niles, Cayuga County
Size: 35.5 acres
ID: SCR Cayuga 44.03 & 44.04
Description: Property is located near the southwest side of Skaneateles Lake and has over 1,100 feet of frontage on the north side of Appletree Point Road with frontage on Bear Swamp Creek. The dominant feature is a 90 foot waterfall (Upper Carpenter Falls).

Addition to the Catskill Forest Preserve at Overlook Mountain
Location: Town of Woodstock, Ulster County
Size: 310 acres
ID: CFP Ulster 140.08A, 141.09B & 141.10
Description: Three parcels located at the summit or south slope of Overlook Mountain. They adjoin State land and further protect the mountain viewshed as well as offering increased public recreational opportunities.

Cayuta Lake Fishing Access
Location: Town of Catharine, Schuyler County
Size: 0.63 acres
ID: PLC Schuyler 29.01
Description: The property is approximately 8 miles east of Montour Falls which is located near the southern end of Seneca Lake. This project has 175 feet of frontage on the north end of Cayuta Lake and will provide additional shoreline fishing access to the lake. Cayuta Lake fishing access is part of the Great Divide Unit.

Unit Management Plan for the Great Divide Unit

Addition to Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area
Location: Town of Catharine, Schuyler County
Size: 22 acres
ID: PLB Schuyler 6.47
Description: These lands are situated on the west side of the wildlife management area (WMA) bordering Connecticut Hill Road. The acquisition will help buffer the existing WMA from incompatible development plus help protect the viewshed of Cayuta Lake.

Addition to High Tor Wildlife Management Area
Location: Town of Naples, Ontario County & Town of Italy, Yates County
Size: 220 acres
ID: PLC Yates 25.11
Description: The property is located south of Canandaigua Lake and adjoins the State owned High Tor Wildlife Management Area. It is enhanced by Naples Creek, an excellent trout stream. The acquisition also helps protect the Canadaigua Lake watershed. The Canadaigua Highlands Unit includes the High Tor Wildlife Management Area.

Canadaigua Highlands Unit Management Plan

Keg Creek Stream Rights
Location: Town of Newfane, Niagara County
Size: 0.025 equivalent miles
ID: PFR Niagara 9.01
Description: Keg Creek runs into Lake Ontario. The subject parcel adjoins and is on the north side of NYS Route 18.

Public Fishing Rights link (general)
DEC Region 9 Bureau of Fisheries link

Lake Ontario Access
Location: Town of Lyme, Jefferson County
Size: 1.1 acres
ID: WA Jefferson 151
Description: Property is former Bachy's Marina, located on NYS Route 12E in the Village of Three Mile Bay, with approximately 470' of lake frontage.

Mattituck Inlet
Location: Town of Southold, Suffolk County
Size: 1.63 acres
ID: WA Suffolk 87.04
Description: Property is for additional water access to Long Island Sound by way of Mattituck Creek. It is level land with a steel bulk head at the creek plus over 200' frontage on Naugles Road.

Moose River Corridor
Location: Town of Webb, Herkimer County
Size: 754 acres
ID: AFP Herkimer 170.01
Description: Vacant land just outside the Village of Old Forge with over 7 miles of frontage on the North & Middle Branches of the Moose River. Two small hills dominate the topography. Acquisition will provide a wide range of recreational opportunities for the public.

Addition to Wilton Wildlife Preserve
Location: Town of Wilton, Saratoga County
Size: 283 acres
ID: WH Saratoga 45.01
Description: The property is a mixture of wooded and cleared vacant land known as the former Camp Saratoga/Boy Scout Parcel, located on both sides of Scout Road. Additionally, the land contains important Karner Blue Butterfly populations and is suitable for restoration and creation of additional habitat plus connections to other populations via nearby railroad corridor. The parcel also contains tributaries to Delegan Brook which would be protected and will provide much passive public recreation as part of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park.

Addition to Wurtsboro Ridge State Forest - Sullivan Reforestation Area #7
Location: Town of Mamakating, Sullivan County
Size: 148.12 acres
ID: TR Sullivan 123
Description: The parcel is adjacent to the Long Path providing a buffer for the Shawangunk Trail, plus also helps link several detached forest preserve parcels protecting a portion of the Shawangunk Ridge ecosystem.

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