Jay Mountain Wilderness - Unit Management Plan
The Jay Mountain Wilderness is located in the northeast portion of the Adirondack Park within the Towns of Jay and Lewis in Essex County. The unit is comprised of one Forest Preserve parcel, and at 7,951 acres, is the smallest Wilderness Area in the Adirondack Park.
For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Jay Mountain Wilderness recreation page.
Status of the UMP
The Department adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Jay Mountain Wilderness in 2010. If you have any questions about the UMP, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the UMP
April 2014 Amendment - Mineral Sampling
The intent and purpose of this amendment is to: (1) recognize that a constitutional amendment approved by the voters on November 5, 2013 implicitly repeals the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) guidelines for Wilderness that would otherwise prohibit NYCO's mineral sampling operations within the Jay Mountain Wilderness; (2) make the UMP consistent with the Constitutional amendment; and (3) note that detailed terms and conditions governing the mineral sampling operations will be set forth in a Temporary Revocable Permit (TRP) issued by the Department of Environmental Conservation (Department).