Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness - Draft Unit Management Plan
Located in the northeastern part of the Catskill Park, the Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness is made up of 18,000 acres of state Forest Preserve land. The unit contains some of the highest terrain in the Catskills, including 13 peaks over 3,000 feet in elevation.
For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness recreation page.
Public Comment Opportunities
The Department is in the early stages of developing a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness, and will be holding public meeting to solicit feedback on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main St. in Tannersville. Written comments will also be accepted by DEC until December 2, 2016. Comments can be sent to:
65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1
Stamford, NY 12167
Original 1994 UMP
In 2008, the Department adopted a revision to the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP). In the CPSLMP, the Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness was designated through the re-classification of four other Forest Preserve units: the Blackhead Range Wild Forest, the North Mountain Wild Forest, portions of the Windham High Peak Wild Forest, and portions of the Black Dome Valley Wild Forest. In 1994, a Unit Management Plan (UMP) was adopted for the Windham High Peak Wild Forest. This document continues to guide management of the unit until the Department adopts a UMP for the entire Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness.