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Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness Area - 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.

2008 Catskill Park State Land Master Plan

In August 2008, DEC finalized the revision of the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP). In the CPSLMP, the Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness area 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 completed for the Windham High Peak Wild Forest. If you have questions or would like to obtain a copy of the UMP, please contact us at r4.ump@dec.ny.gov.

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