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Black River Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan

The Black River Wild Forest is located in the south-western foothills of the Adirondack Park. The unit is comprised of over 121,000 acres of Forest Preserve lands in Herkimer, Lewis, Hamilton, and Oneida counties.

A Unit Managment Plan (UMP) was completed for the Black River Wild Forest in 1996. Management recommendations include the construction of a lean-to near Bear Lake, the construction of several multi-use trails, the rehabilitation and constructions of several parking areas and the construction of an access road to the Miller & Swanton Tract portion of the unit.

If you have questions or comments on this UMP, please email us at: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov.

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Black River Wild Forest Unit Management Plan - PDF (7.1 MB) - This is a large file and may be slow to download. As an alternative, you may download specific sections below.

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