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Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area - Proposed Final Unit Management Plan

The Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area (HMFTHA) is a 0.5-acre parcel of land in the Town of Keene, Essex County. The dominant feature within the Historic Area is a fire tower, which was closed as a fire observation station in 1979 and has not been maintained since.

The Department has completed a Proposed Final Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the HMFTHA, which proposes to resume maintenance of the fire tower for interpretive and educational purposes. The Plan also proposes that a radio repeater be installed in the tower for emergency management purposes. If you have questions about the UMP process, please contact us at lfadk@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Download the Proposd Final UMP

Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area Proposed Final Unit Management Plan - With Appendices (PDF) (10.7 MB) - this is a large file and may take a long time to download. As an alternative, individual sections are available for download below.

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