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Beers Lot Conservation Easement Tract

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Beers Lot Conservation Easement locator map

The Beers Lot Conservation Easement is comprised of 1,312 acres. The 1986 Environmental Quality Bond Act provided funds to purchase 6,737 acres of Forest Preserve in St. Lawrence and Herkimer Counties, and conservation easements on a portion of the holdings of Lassiter Properties Inc. Conservation easement terms limit future development, require sustainable forestry practices, and provide specific public recreation opportunities on the property. The tract is currently owned by The Molpus Woodlands Group.

Hiking, cross-country skiing and other forms of non-motorized recreation are allowed on the property but there are no designated trails for these activities. No roads or trails on the property are open for motor vehicles, ATVs, or snowmobiles.

Featured Activities

Hunting & Trapping

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Wildlife Management Unit: 6C

General information on hunting and general information on trapping includes how-to and safety tips with links to seasons, rules and regulations.

Hunting is allowed on the property from January 1 through August 31. Trapping is allowed in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.

Fishing

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General information on fishing includes how-to and safety tips and links to seasons, rules and regulations.

Fishing is allowed on the property in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.

Camping

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General information on primitive camping includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations.

At large backcountry camping is allowed. Campsites must be at least 150 feet away from the nearest road, trail, or body of water. Camping for more than three nights or in groups of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Ranger.

Wildlife

General information on animals includes links to information about birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects that inhabit or migrate through the state.

Directions

The property can be accessed on River Road approximately 4 miles south of State Route 58 (44.264346°N, 75.226954°W - Google Maps) (link leaves DEC website).

All coordinates provided are in decimal degrees using NAD83/WGS84 datum.

Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety

Practice Leave No Trace Principles (leaves DEC website) when recreating on state land to enjoy the outdoors responsibly; minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts with other users.

All users of Beers Lot Conservation Easement must follow all State Land Use Regulations and should follow all Outdoor Safety Practices for the safety of the user and protection of the resource.

Special Regulations

  • Hunting is only allowed on the property from January 1 through August 31.
  • Only non-motorized recreation is allowed on the property. No roads or trails on the property are open for motor vehicles, ATVs, or snowmobiles.

How We Manage Beers Lot Conservation Easement

DEC is developing a recreation management plan which will describe the management activities for public recreation on these lands.

If you have questions and/or comments about this UMP, please email us at r6.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Nearby State Lands, Facilities, Amenities & Other Information

State Lands and Facilities

Gas, lodging, dining opportunities, food and other supplies may be found in the nearby communities of Edwards, South Edwards, Harrisville and Gouverneur.

St. Lawrence County Tourism (leaves DEC website) can provide information about other recreation, attractions and amenities in this area.

Numerous guide books and maps are available with information on the lands, waters, trails and other recreational facilities in this area. These can be purchased at most outdoor equipment retailers, bookstores, and on-line booksellers.

Additional information, outdoor equipment, trip suggestions and guided or self-guided tours may be obtained from outdoor guide and outfitting businesses. Check area chambers of commerce, telephone directories or search the internet for listings.

Consider hiring an outdoor guide if you have little experience or woodland skills. See the NYS Outdoor Guides Association (leaves DEC website) for information on outdoor guides.


More about Beers Lot Conservation Easement Tract:

  • Beers Lot CE Location Map - The Beers Lot Conservation Easement is comprised of 1,312 acres in the Town of Edwards, St. Lawrence County. Conservation easement terms limit future development, require sustainable forestry practices, and provide specific public recreation opportunities on the property.
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