Bluestone Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan
The Bluestone Wild Forest forms the easterly border of the Catskill Forest Preserve near the City of Kingston, New York. Its lands are in the Towns of Hurley, Woodstock, Ulster and Kingston in Ulster County. The Wild Forest consists of numerous smaller parcels scattered throughout this region and a loosely connected mosaic of parcels making up the largest piece between Zena Road (Route 39) and State Route 209.
The Department completed a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Bluestone Wild Forest in 1997. If you would like to obtain a copy of the UMP, please contact us at email@example.com.
February 2014 Draft Amendment - Trail Construction, Designation and Fisheries Management
This amendment proposes three projects within the Bluestone Wild Forest:
Construct and mark a new 2.5 mile mountain bike trail to be located within the Jockey Hill section of the unit.
Update the official trail network of the unit by designating appropriate trails and re-routing or closing inappropriate trails
Manage Onteora Lake as a warm water recreational fishery
Opportunities for Public Input
Comments on the Draft UMP Amendment are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person below until March 21, 2014.
NYS DEC - Region 3
21 South Putt Corners Rd.
New Paltz, NY 12561-1620