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Land and Conservation Easement Acquisitions: Fourth Quarter 2008

Addition to Adirondack Forest Preserve
Location: Towns of Chesterfield & Lewis, Essex County
Size: 200 acres
ID: AFP Essex 419
Description: The parcel is located westerly of N.Y.S. Route 9 & I-87 and is bounded on the east and north by other State lands. The access road to the observer's cabin and Poke-O-Moonshine fire tower crosses this property and has been used by N.Y.S. without benefit of a legal ROW. It is a very popular recreational trail and this acquisition will ensure that the trail/access remains available to the public.

New York's Forest Preserve
Poke-O-Moonshine


Addition to Adirondack Forest Preserve
Location: Towns of Black Brook, Ellenburg, Dannemora & Saranac, Clinton County
Size: 25,608 acres
ID: AFP Clinton 126.01
Description: The lands have important ecological and public recreational value including over 14,000 acres on Lyon Mountain, a mile of undeveloped shoreline on Chazy Lake and the 1,700 acre Ellenburg Mountain tract that consolidated 7,100 acres of adjoining state Forest Preserve.

Sable Highlands

Addition to Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Location: Town of Colonie, Albany County
Size: 10.63 acres
ID: UA Albany 16.33
Description: The property is undeveloped land, located along the westerly side of New Karner Road (N.Y.S. Route 155) @ Apollo Drive. The parcel is entirely upland with some pines and open areas.

Albany Pine Bush Preserve


Addition to the Catskill Forest Preserve @ Ticeteneyck Mountain
Location: Towns of Olive & Woodstock, Ulster County
Size: 460 acres
ID: CFP Ulster 298.01 - 298.05
Description: The parcels are located within the New York City Ashokan Reservoir watershed. This acquisition will contribute to the protection of Ticeteneyck Mountain and provide watershed, recreational, scenic and environmental benefits.


Carol Martha Buskirk Living Trust
Location: Town of Austerlitz, Columbia County
Size: 86.8 acres
ID: TR Columbia 41.11
Description: Wooded and vacant parcel which will become an addition to Columbia County Reforestation Area #1. Irregular in shape, the parcel has frontage on the west side of County Route 5 and both sides of Macedonia Road. The acquisition will also provide further protection of the Taconic Ridge Trail adjoining Beebe Hill State Forest plus increases the potential for recreational opportunities as trail and road systems within the State Forest may be extended and improved.

Addition to Deer Creek Marsh Wildlife Management Area
Location: Town of Richland, Oswego County
Size: 42 acres
ID: PLB Oswego 26.32
Description: The property has frontage on the westerly side of N.Y.S. Route 3 and is mainly clear and wooded with some remnants of old buildings on the site. The property is reported to have historic significance in that the basement of the old home was part of the Underground Railroad.

Wildlife Management Areas in DEC Region 7
Deer Creek Marsh Wildlife Management Area map

Addition to the Genesee Valley Greenway
Location: Town of Belfast, Allegany County
Size: 5.2 acres
ID: PLC Allegany 74
Description: The parcel is irregular in shape, traversed by a section of Black Creek and bounded on the northwest by over 400 feet frontage on Little John Road and an abandoned railroad bed to the southwest. Additionally, the parcel contains approximately 500 feet of the Genesee Valley Canal and towpath, a canal turning basin and the Lock 90 stonework. The State acquisition will consolidate State lands and allow for the preservation and repair of Lock 90, one of the few remaining Genesee Valley Canal locks with most of the stonework intact.

Addition to Long Island Pine Barrens - AVR Ridge
Location: Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County
Size: 35 acres
ID: PB Suffolk 111.01A2
Description: These lands will become part of the Longwood Natural Resource Management Area. They are part of a larger assemblage of pith pine and oak forest that sits in the center of the longest corridor of undeveloped land running north-south in the ecologically sensitive Central Pine Barrens region.


NYC Watershed Protection Easements
Location: Towns of Colchester and Roxbury, Delaware County; Town of East Fishkill, Dutchess County; Town of Ashland, Greene County; Towns of Conesville and Gilboa, Schoharie County; Town of Olive, Ulster County.
Size: 7,883 acres
ID: NYC-MOA Delaware 1403, 1404; Dutchess 1402; Greene 1402; Schoharie 1402, 1403; Ulster 1410.
Description: These lands were acquired in fee by the City of New York under its Water Supply Watershed Protection Program. In addition, through the 1997 Watershed Memorandum of Agreement with the State of New York, the City further protects the properties by conveying Conservation Easements to the State.

New York City Watershed


Nine Mile Creek Stream Rights
Location: Town of Camillus, Onondaga County
Size: 6 acres
ID: PFR Onondaga 30.11
Description: Fee acquisition of a section of Nine Mile Creek that is divided into multiple channels and will provide additional fishing opportunities and space to locate a parking lot. The property is located on the easterly side of N.Y.S. Route 174, between Marcellus & Camillus.

Public Fishing Rights Maps


Sable Highlands Conservation Easement
Location: Towns of Ellenburg, Dannemora & Saranac, Clinton County; Towns of Bellmont & Franklin, Franklin County
Size: 84,000 acres
ID: AFE Clinton 126.02/Franklin 256A
Description: The property is vacant, wooded land located along the boundary of Clinton and Franklin County, just west of Upper Chateaugay Lake. Water bodies include Ingraham Pond, Plumadore Pond, and river frontage on the Saranac, Salmon and Trout Rivers. The easement provides some public recreation access, maintains private recreational leases while allowing timber harvest & management according to certified conservation standards.

Sable Highlands


Salmon River Corridor
Location: Town of Richland, Oswego County
Size: 17.5 acres
ID: GW Oswego 95.41
Description: The property is located just southeast of the Village of Pulaski at the intersection of NYS Route 13 & County Route 2A, with frontage on the Salmon River. The property was acquired as open space, however, the former Portly Angler Lodge buildings will be managed by the Division of Operations with plans for a new combined Forest Ranger/Environmental Conservation Officer training academy.

Shinnecock Bay
Location: Town of Southampton, Suffolk County
Size: 2.3 acres
ID: TWL Suffolk 76.46
Description: The property has frontage on Shinnecock Bay of the South Fork of Long Island, further being on the north side of Meadow Lane, east of Road "D". The bulk of the property is wetlands with a small portion upland.

Tidal Wetlands


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