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Land and Conservation Easement Acquisitions: 3rd & 4th Quarter 2013

June - December 2013

New York City DEP Conservation Easement
Location: Delaware County
Size: 1218 acres
ID: NYC-MOA Delaware 1415
Date: 6/20/2013
Notes: Twenty five parcels owned by NYCDEP and managed by NYSDEC. These parcels were acquired for New York City watershed protection purposes.

Spruce Mountain Fire Tower
Location: Town of Corinth, Saratoga County
Size: 2.55 acres
ID: AFP Saratoga 75
Date: 8/26/2013
Notes: Spruce Mountain Fire Tower is the tallest publically owned tower in the Adirondacks. The land under the tower (NYSDEC owned) was acquired from Saratoga County. This acquisition will ensure public access to this popular hiking destination.

Nine Mile Creek Fishing Access
Location: Town of Camillus, Onondaga County
Size: 5.70 acres
ID: GW Onondaga 44.04
Date: 8/27/2013
Notes: This acquisition adjoins Camillus Forest Unique Area and provides a portage point on the Nine Mile Creek water trail.

Fort Edward Grasslands
Location: Town of Fort Edward, Washington County
Size: 159 acres
ID: WH Washington 84.01
Date: 9/10/2013
Notes: Acquisition of this parcel protects against development of significant wildlife habitat.

Tahawus - Addition to Adirondack Forest Preserve
Location: Towns of Newcomb & Minerva, Essex County
Size: 2004 acres
ID: AFP Essex 457
Date: 9/13/2013
Notes: Five parcels that are surrounded by or adjacent to forest preserve. This acquisition will improve recreational access to state land while protecting open space, scenic qualities and protect the waters of Bradley Pond.

Esopus Creek Access
Location: Town of Ulster, Ulster County
Size: 1.9 acres
ID: WA Ulster 309
Date: 9/24/2013
Notes: This acquisition may provide a parking area for car top boating access to the Esopus Creek.

Chittenango Creek Public Fishing Rights
Location: Town of Cazenovia, Madison County
Size: 0.17 acres
ID: PFR Madison 46.03
Date: 11/13/2013
Notes: View Public Fishing Rights Maps of Chittenango Creek (PDF, 560 KB).

Fabius Brook Public Fishing Rights
Location: Town of Fabius, Onondaga County
Size: 0.12 acres
ID: PFR Onondaga 34.03A
Date: 11/13/2013
Notes: View Public Fishing Rights Maps of Fabius Brook (PDF, 250 KB).

South Hollow - Addition to Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Location: Town of Patterson, Putnam County
Size: 355.03 acres
ID: PLC 25.02
Date: 11/22/2013
Notes: This parcel will provide greater access to both state and county lands in addition to protecting wetlands and water courses in the Croton Basin. It will protect a 1.3 mile stretch of Haviland Hollow Brook, which is one of the major tributaries to the Great Swamp and NYC water supply. Haviland Hollow Brook is also one of the finest wild brook trout fisheries in southeastern New York.

Addition to Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Location: City of Albany, Albany County
Size: 9.21 acres
ID: UA Albany 16.44
Date: 12/10/2013
Notes: This significant ecological area was acquired from the City of Albany for inclusion into the Albany Pine Bush. Adjacent to this site is habitat designated for the endangered Karner Blue Butterfly.

Addition to Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Location: City of Albany, Albany County
Size: 2.46 acres
ID: UA Albany 16.68
Date: 12/10/2013
Notes: This significant ecological area was acquired through a donation from the City of Albany for inclusion into the Albany PIne Bush Preserve .

Addition to Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Location: City of Albany, Albany County
Size: 1.52 acres
ID: UA Albany 16.71
Date: 12/10/2013
Notes: This significant ecological area was acquired as a donation from the City of Albany for inclusion into the Albany Pine Bush Preserve .

Owego Creek Public Fishing Rights
Location: Town of Candor, Tioga County
Size: 0.175 miles
ID: PFR Tioga 16.03
Date: 12/20/2013
Notes: View Public Fishing Rights Maps of Owego Creek (PDF, 420 KB).

Pouch Camp Conservation Easement
Location: Town of Staten Island, Richmond County
Size: 52.62 acres
ID: ESB-CE Richmond 6.02
Date: 12/30/2013
Notes: Limitation of development rights and restrictions on subdivision will ensure this portion of the Staten Island Greenbelt remains a haven for wildlife and migratory bird species.

Town Corners - Adirondack Forest Preserve Addition
Location: Town of Greenfield, Saratoga County
Size: 154 acres
ID: AFP Saratoga 67
Date: 12/31/2013
Notes: Former Finch Pruyn Lands

Penn York - Addition to Lincoln Mountain State Forest
Location: Town of Greenfield, Saratoga County
Size: 241 acres
ID: SRA Saratoga 69
Date: 12/31/2013
Notes: Former Finch Pruyn Lands

Daniels Road - Creation of Daniels Road State Forest
Location: Town of Greenfield, Saratoga County
Size: 523 acres
ID: AFP Saratoga 70
Date: 12/31/2013
Notes: Former Finch Pruyn Lands

Cedar Ridge - Adirondack Forest Preserve Addition
Location: Town of Indian Lake, Hamilton County
Size: 549 acres
ID: AFP Hamilton 317
Date: 12/31/2013
Notes: Former Finch Pruyn Lands

Hudson River Hyslop - Adirondack Forest Preserve Addition
Location: Town of Newcomb, Essex County
Size: 301.5 acres
ID: AFP Essex 464A
Date: 12/31/2013
Notes: Former Finch Pruyn Lands


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