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Cuyler Hill Unit Management Plan

The Cuyler Hill Unit Management Plan addresses future management of Cuyler Hill, Dog Hollow and Maxon Creek State Forests. This plan is the basis for supporting a multiple-use goal through the implementation of specific objectives and management strategies. Management will ensure the sustainability, biological diversity and protection of the Unit's ecosystems and optimize the many benefits these State lands provide. The multiple-use goal will be accomplished through the applied integration of compatible and sound land management practices.

It is the policy of the Department to manage state lands for multiple benefits to serve the people of New York State. This Unit Management Plan is the first step in carrying out that policy. This plan has been developed to address management activities on the Cuyler Unit for the next twenty years, with a review due in ten years. Some management recommendations may extend beyond the twenty-year period. Factors such as budget challenges, wood product markets, and forest health problems may necessitate deviations from the scheduled management activities. The Cuyler Hill Unit Management Plan is based on a long-range vision for the management of this area. Specific goals and objectives to support that vision are based on the rapidly evolving principles and technologies of ecosystem management, balanced with the increased demands for public use.

Activities planned for the unit include: reclaiming 2.4 acres from several former shale pits, maintaining 15.4 miles of roads on the forest, creating a brochure/map for each of the three forests that comprise the unit and posting them to the DEC website, improving the forest stand on 341 acres and ensuring wood product sales of an average 291 acres per year.

Final Cuyler Hill Unit Management Plan

Cuyler Hill Unit Management Plan - December 2010 (PDF) (144 pages, 1.7 mB)

Cuyler Hill Unit Management Plan Maps, Part A -December 2010- (PDF) (13 pages, 3.9 mB)

Cuyler Hill Unit Management Plan Maps, Part B- December 2010- (PDF) (12 pages, 2.7 mB)


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