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West of Hudson Unit

A draft plan for management of the West of Hudson Unit has been released for public review and comment. View the press release. The Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) encompasses 7,990 acres in the Orange County towns of Warwick, New Windsor, Montgomery and Hamptonburgh, and the towns of Plattekill, Esopus, Saugerties and Ulster in Ulster County. The Draft West of Hudson UMP proposes management activities for the following State land units:

Public comments are encouraged and will be accepted from September 26, 2018 until 5 PM on November 16, 2018.

Comments may be provided in writing to:
Forester Evan Masten
21 South Putt Corners Rd.
New Paltz, NY 12561
or by email to

A public meeting will be held from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Wednesday October 17, at the Region 3 NYSDEC office on 21 South Putt Corners Rd. New Paltz, NY 12561. An availability session will be held from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at that location where staff will be available to answer questions related to the Draft UMP. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please provide any requests for specific accommodations to (845)-245-3000 at least two weeks in advance.

View the West of Hudson Draft UMP

West of Hudson Draft UMP (PDF, 8.9 MB)

Hard copies of the West of Hudson Unit Management Plan are available for public review at the following locations:

  • NYSDEC Region 3 office, 21 S Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561
  • Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street Newburgh, NY 12550
  • Esopus Library,128 Canal St, Port Ewen, NY 12466
  • Albert Wisner Public Library, One McFarland Drive Warwick, NY 10990