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Monday February 27, 2023
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Public Comment End -- Input on Draft Forest Preserve Work Plan Policy

DEC is seeking public input on a newly developed policy to guide how DEC evaluates and reviews work plans for projects in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserve. The draft Commissioner Policy is available for public comment until Feb. 27

DEC drafted the Forest Preserve Work Plan Policy with the Trail Stewardship Working Group’s input and in collaboration with partners at the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The Trail Stewardship Working Group includes members from local government, environmental groups, recreation groups, trail builders, and APA staff. 

After the public comment period closes, DEC will review the comments and make necessary revisions before approving and adopting the policy. Once adopted, the policy will establish administrative procedures for assessing the impacts of construction and maintenance activities and for drafting site-specific work plans on the Forest Preserve permissible within the parameters established by Article XIV of the New York State Constitution, the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan, Environmental Conservation Law, and DEC rules, regulations, and policies.

Public comments will be accepted on the draft Forest Preserve Work Plan Policy until Feb. 27, 2023. A copy of the draft Forest Preserve Work Plan Policy is available at 

Comments can be submitted to: Peter Frank, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254, email:

6:00 PM
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 123 Kings Park Blvd. (Nissequogue River State Park) Kings Park, New York, 11754 - Map

DEC will hold a public meeting on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 6:00 pm, located at the Division of Marine Resources Headquarters, 123 Kings Park Blvd., Kings Park, to review 2023 recreational regulation options and seek public feedback. 

Anglers are encouraged to complete the Recreational Black Sea Bass Angler Survey to provide feedback on potential regulations for 2023. 

Details to listen to the livestream of the meeting are available below. Attendees joining the livestream online or by phone are limited to listening only.

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