Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

ENB - Region 5 Notices 2/5/2020

Public Notice

Tree Removal on East of Route 9 Multiple Use Trail for Snowmobile Safety

The action involves the cutting and removal of 13 trees, 3 inches or larger in diameter at breast height (DBH), two trees less than 3 inches DBH on previously re-routed sections of the East of Route 9 Multiple Use Trail in order to accommodate winter snowmobile use. These trees need to be cut to alleviate a potential safety hazard by being too close to bridges and curves on the trail. The project is in the approved 2019 Hammond Pond Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. Tree cutting will be in accordance with the July 3, 2019, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division decision on tree cutting in the forest preserve. The project is located in the Hammond Pond Wild Forest in the Town of North Hudson, Essex County, New York.

Contact: Corrie Magee, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1275, E-mail: corrie.magee@dec.ny.gov.


Tree Cutting for Long Lake Snowmobile Trail Re-route

The action involves cutting and removal of one tree 3 inches or larger in diameter at breast height (DBH) and an estimated 43 trees less than 3 inches DBH as well as some minor tread work as part of a snowmobile trail re-route. The re-route is necessary to eliminate road shoulder riding along Route 29A and East Shore Road near Pleasant Lake. A suitable route paralleling East Shore Road has been identified using a combination of Ferris Lake Wild Forest and one parcel of private land. Tree cutting will be in accordance with the July 3, 2019, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division decision on tree cutting in the forest preserve. The project is located in the Ferris Lake Wild Forest in the Town of Stratford, Fulton County, New York

Contact: Jon DeSantis, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 5 Northville Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 701 South Main Street, PO Box 1316, Northville, NY 12134, Phone: (518) 863-4545 extension 3005, E-mail: jonathan.desantis@dec.ny.gov.



Tree Removal for Improvement of a Parking Area on the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest

The action involves the cutting and removal of seven trees, 3 inches or larger in diameter at breast height (DBH) and 35 trees less than 3 inches DBH to make improvements to the parking area at Follensby Clear Pond. The project will reconfigure the parking area to make it more user friendly and reduce the area being impacted. This project is included in the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. Tree cutting will be in accordance with the July 3, 2019, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division decision on tree cutting in the forest preserve. The project is located in the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest in the Town of Santa Clara, Franklin County, New York

Contact: Steve Guglielmi, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, Division of Lands and Forests, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1291, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov


  • Contact for this Page
  • ENB
    NYS DEC
    Division of Environmental Permits
    625 Broadway, 4th Floor
    Albany, NY 12233-1750
    518-402-9167
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to all NYS regions