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Program Policies Affecting the Management of State Forests

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has adopted three Program Policies affecting the management of State Forests. The Program Policies include:

These Program Policies were developed to provide the DEC Division of Lands and Forests, Bureau of State Land Management (Bureau) staff, with consistent and transparent procedures when managing plantations, establishing forest and tree retention, and applying clearcuts or conducting other regeneration cuttings on State Forests (Reforestation, Multiple Use and Unique Areas). The policies provide a foundation for specific actions to be undertaken by DEC on individual State Forests.

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