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Ontario Plains Unit Mangement Plan

Status of the Unit Management Plan

DEC recently announced a final Ontario Plains Unit Management Plan (UMP). The 30,046 unit is located in the Jefferson County Towns of Antwerp, Henderson, LeRay, and Theresa. The UMP will assess the natural and physical resources present within the Ontario Plains area and will ensure sustainable management of the property for years to come.

The Ontario Plains Management Area is comprised of two State Forests (SF) and one unique management area. The list of Forests are: Coyote Flats SF - 553 acres; Pulpit Rock SF - 1603 acres; and Henderson Shores Unique Area - 890 acres. These State Forests are by law dedicated to watershed protection, the production of forest products and offer many recreational opportunities, including: hiking, skiing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, trapping, horseback riding and bird watching. The unit contains 4.6 miles of foot trails, 3.8 miles of cross-country ski trails, 3.3 miles of mountain bike trails and 2.5 miles of equestrian trails.

View the Ontario Plains Unit Management Area (PDF)