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ENB Region 7 Notices 7/20/2022

Negative Declaration

Chenango County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Red Brook State Forest Interfering Vegetation Control will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the control of interfering and invasive vegetation on 105 acres to protect forest health to allow successful establishment of new forest growth. A treatment to harvest the standing trees on the site will be conducted through the State Forest Timber Sales Program with the subsequent goal of growing new trees on the site, however, significantly high amounts of interfering vegetation including, beech, Striped maple, hornbeam, buckthorn, multiflora rose, honeysuckle, barberry, poison ivy, and New York and Hay-scented ferns currently occupy the forest understory of the site. This target interfering vegetation will be controlled via herbicide application. These species severely inhibit the regeneration and growth of desirable tree species through shading, adverse modification of the micro-climate, and aggressive growth and competition for resources with tree seedlings. This interfering vegetation also limits other desirable native vegetation including herbaceous plants and biodiversity in general. Several of the target species are also exotic and invasive species that rapidly spread in response to the increased lighting conditions resulting from timber harvesting creating even more adverse conditions, and therefore must be controlled. Alternative control measures other than herbicide application such as biologic or mechanical control have proven unsuccessful on other similar sites, leaving herbicide application as the only viable control alternative for a project of this scale.. The project is located in the Town of German, New York.

Contact: Jason Schoellig, NYS DEC - Region 7 Sherburne Sub Office, Division of Lands & Forest, 2715 State Highway 80, Sherburne, NY 13460, Phone: (607) 674-4017, E-mail: Jason.schoellig@dec.ny.gov.


Madison County - Madison County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Delphi Falls Park Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development and improvement of the Delphi Falls County Park. The existing site is a 65 acre actively used public recreational facility and is owned by Madison County. The improvements to the property include: a loop trail, an ADA falls viewing area, a small parking lot (approximately 50 spaces), vault restrooms, pedestrian bridge, and a new visitor center with restrooms. The project is located at 2006 Cardner Road in the Town of Cazenovia, New York.

Contact: Scott Ingmire, Madison County, P.O. Box 606, Wampsville, NY 13163 Phone: (315) 366-2376, E-mail: Scott.Ingmire@madisoncounty.ny.gov.


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