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Shawangunk Ridge Draft Unit Management Plan

The Shawangunk Ridge UMP consists of 10 different DEC state forest properties totaling over 6,000 acres along the Shawangunk Ridge in Ulster, Sullivan and Orange Counties. The properties include Huckleberry Ridge State Forest, Graham Mountain State Forest, Wurtsboro Ridge State Forest, Roosa Gap State Forest, Shawangunk Ridge State Forest, Witch's Hole Multiple Use Area, Shawangunk Multiple Use Area, and 3 detached parcels of Forest Preserve. The 10 properties are located in the Towns of Deerpark, Greenville, Mount Hope, Mamakating, Shawangunk, Wawarsing, and Gardiner.

Public Input Opportunity

The Department has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for its Shawangunk Ridge properties which addresses the use, history, inventory of resources, outdoor recreational opportunities, budget and management actions on each of the properties. Written comments on the Draft UMP are welcome and will be accepted until December 15, 2013.

Submit comments by mail or e-mail to:

Matt Paul
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

Download the Draft UMP

Shawangunk Ridge Draft Unit Management Plan - With Appendices (PDF) (10.07 MB) - this is a large file and may take a long time to download. As an alternative, individual sections are available for download below.

Sections for Easier Downloading

Shawangunk RidgeDraft UMP - No Appendices (PDF) (1.85 MB)
Appendices A through C (PDF) (121.12 KB)
Figures 1 through 4 (PDF) (4.98 MB)
Figures 5 through 11 (PDF) (3.51 MB)