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Oneida Hills Management Unit

The Oneida Hills planning unit consists of nine state forests in northern Oneida County, generally north of Rome and on the southeastern reaches of the Tug Hill Plateau. The state forest lands total 13,460 acres and are located in the towns of Ava, Boonville, Lee, Steuben and Western.

The following state managed properties are included in this unit:
Buck Hill - 1,599 acres
Canada Creek - 627 acres
Clark Hill - 2,820 acres
Jackson Hill - 1,163 acres
Penn Mountain - 2,646 acres
Point Rock - 1,148
South Hill - 522 acres
Webster Hill - 828 acres
West Branch - 527 acres

How to Provide Input into the Management of this Unit:

The UMP process consists of several steps: create detailed maps of the unit; inventory the wildlife and natural resources found on the unit; map the current infrastructure and proposed new facilities; and plan future management actions and public use.

Any person or group who would like to provide input or comments on the draft Unit Management Plan for this unit can mail Senior Forester Mary Kay Allen at NYSDEC, 225 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY, 13350 or email the Region 6 UMP mail box. Public comments received by August 1, 2013 can be considered while finalizing the UMP.

A public meeting on the draft UMP will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 6:30 PM until 8:45 PM in the Steuben Town Hall, 9458 Soule Rd, Steuben, (Turn west off of State Route 12 at Remsen onto Starr Hill Road, turn left on Fuller Road then continue to Soule Road). The first half hour will be an open house format which provides time for the public to informally discuss the draft plan with DEC Lands and Forest staff. Beginning at 7 p.m., DEC staff will briefly present highlights of the draft plan. Following the presentation, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the plan.

Downloadable Documents

Draft Oneida Hills Unit Management Plan (PDF) (2.43 MB)
Figure 1. Existing and Future Facilities Maps (PDF) (1.93 MB)
Figure 2. Soils Maps (PDF) (2.46 MB)
Figure 3. Water Resources Maps (PDF) (741 KB)
Figure 4. Forest Composition and Resource Protection Area Maps (PDF) (651 KB)
Figure 5. Recreation Maps (PDF) (2.29 MB)
Figure 6. Forest Stand Maps (PDF) (1.48 MB)
Figure 7. Forest Age Structure Maps (PDF) (649 KB)


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