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Northern Finger Lakes Unit

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has started the development process for the Northern Finger Lakes Unit Management Plan (UMP).

Map showing Northern Finger Lakes Region

Properties in this UMP are located in five counties--Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca and Yates. They include: Four Unique Areas - Bare Hill, Junius Ponds, Rush Oak Openings and Squaw Island; three Wildlife Management Areas - Honeoye Creek, Honeoye Inlet and Willard; one Multiple Use Area - Stid Hill; and the DEC Region 8 Avon Headquarters Office, see links in right column.

The purpose of a unit management plan is twofold: 1) to define management goals and objectives for state land and, 2) to prepare a ten-year plan of action to achieve those objectives. Public involvement is an important component to the UMP process.

Comments, concerns or suggestions may be emailed to Region 8 UMP email box or mailed to the Bath Sub-office: NYS DEC, 7291 Coon Rd, Bath NY 14810.

Draft Northern Finger Lakes Unit Management Plan

You are encouraged to review the draft UMP and provide comments on the proposed plan. You are invited to attend a public information meeting on August 15, 2017, at the NYS DEC Region 8 Headquarters - Conference Room, 6274 Avon-Lima Rd, Avon, NY 14414.

A half-hour presentation on the draft plan will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by a question and answer period. Staff will be available until 8:30 pm to accept comments. The NYS DEC Region 8 Headquarters -Conference Room is wheelchair accessible.

Please contact Linda Vera at (585) 226-5324 for any further specific accommodations by August 1, 2017.

Comment Period

The public is invited to submit comments on the proposed plan until September 18, 2017. In addition to any comments received at the meetings, written comments may be sent to emailed or mailed to NYSDEC, 7291 Coon Rd. Bath, NY 14810.

Full Draft Plan

Northern Finger Lakes Unit Management Plan (Draft) (PDF, 13.7 MB)

Note: this is a large PDF and may take some time to download.

Draft Plan in Parts

Northern Finger Lakes UMP (Draft) (Cover to Appendix M), (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Northern Finger Lakes UMP (Draft) (Appendix N, part 1), (PDF, 6.6 MB)

Northern Finger Lakes UMP (Draft) (Appendix N, part 2), (PDF, 4.8 MB)