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ENB - Region 7 Notices 2/6/2019

Negative Declaration

Tompkins County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Herbicide Application for Tompkins RA #2, Stands C-3, 6, D-19, 20, 22, 23 and 25 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves herbicide application to remove undesirable vegetation on 135 acres consisting of American beech, ironwood (hophornbeam) and striped maple. This will create conditions favorable for the natural regeneration of desirable hardwood species for wildlife and ecosystem management purposes. The undesirable vegetation is found on approximately 80 percent of the understory area. This has created dense shade, preventing conditions necessary for the germination and establishment of desirable species such as, maple, ash, cherry and oak. If no site preparation takes place, undesirable species will continue to occupy the site to the detriment of more desirable species. The project is located in the Hammond Pond State Forest in the Towns of Caroline and Dryden, New York.

Contact: Timothy Day, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-3095 extension 244.

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