The Hemlock-Canadice Unit Management Plan (UMP) covers the 6,684-acre Hemlock-Canadice State Forest located in Livingston and Ontario Counties. (Hemlock Park, the water treatment facilities and parking field for the fairgrounds are not part of the Hemlock Canadice State Forest, and will not be included in this UMP.) In addition, the fishing access sites along the Springwater Creek, Hemlock Outlet Creek, etc., are not included.
The purpose of a unit management plan is twofold: 1) to define management goals and objectives for state land and, 2) to prepare a ten-year plan of action to achieve those objectives.
It is DEC's policy to manage state lands for multiple benefits to serve the people of New York State. The Hemlock-Canadice Unit Management Plan is a ten-year plan for the multiple use of about 6,684 acres of state forest. Management will be considered over a broad geographical area, not only to ensure the biological diversity and protection of the ecosystem, but also to optimize the many benefits to the public that these lands provide, including the protection of the public drinking water for the City of Rochester and other communities.
Benefits such as good water quality, a diverse and healthy wildlife population, and recreational enjoyment are ensured by selectively varying the types and growth stages of tree stands within this unit, maintaining and creating grasslands, and enhancing wetland areas. The plan offers general information on the unit's history and geology, an inventory of the unit's resources, such as vegetative types and stages, fish, wildlife and habitat. It also describes the proposed goals and objectives along with policy considerations for managing the unit.
Draft Plan Public Meeting
You are invited to attend a public informational session on March 14, 2013, at the Springwater Fire Hall, 8145 S. Main St. Springwater, NY.
Doors will open for an informational open house at 6:30pm. Display stations will be set up and committee members will be available for discussion. A half-hour presentation on the draft plan will begin at 7:00 pm, followed by a comment session. Staff will be available until 9:00 pm to accept comments. The Fire Hall is accessible. For additional accommodations, please contact the DEC Bath office.
Full Draft Plan
Hemlock-Canadic Unit Management Plan (Draft) (PDF, 13.5 MB) This file is large and may take a long time to download.
Draft Plan in Parts
The public is invited to submit comments on the proposed plan until April 15, 2013. In addition to any comments received during the comment period of the meeting, written comments may be sent to Region 8 UMP email box or NYSDEC, 7291 Coon Rd. Bath, NY 14810. Members of the public may provide DEC with comments or concerns regarding the management of Hemlock-Canadice State Forest. Comments may be general or specific, and will be accepted through April 15, 2013.
Comments will be weighed against law, regulations, Commissioner Directives and other public comments before changes are made to the draft plan. Questions and/or comments made at either of the public meetings will be included in the final UMP. Any comments received after April 15, 2013 will not be included in the final.
A paper copy of the draft UMP is available for review at the following locations:
101 W. Naples St
2 Washington St
8704 Main St
6274 Avon-Lima Rd.
Avon, NY 14414-9516
7291 Coon Rd
Bath, NY 14810