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map of Livingston Unit Management Plan

The Livingston Unit Management Plan (UMP) is a 10-year plan for the multiple use of 9,805 acres of wildlife management area and state forest land in Livingston County. The Livingston UMP was prepared by a committee of DEC professionals at the Region 8 DEC office in 2019. It is comprised of three state forests and two wildlife management areas. These are Canaseraga State Forest, Ossian State Forest, Sonyea State Forest, Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area, and Conesus Inlet Fish and Wildlife Management Area.

The plan offers general information on the unit's history and geology, an inventory of the unit's resources such as mineral resources, vegetative types and stages, fish, wildlife and habitat, and a summary of identified issues, such as access, vegetative management and oil and gas leasing. It also describes the proposed goals and objectives and policy constraints in managing the unit.

The vision of the plan is to ensure the biological integrity, improvement and protection of the Livingston Management Unit. This shall be done within the multiple use concept of management, which strives to serve the needs of the people of New York State by providing a broad based, biologically diverse ecosystem. This plan directs the future management of the property which will include such activities as maintenance and improvement of access to the site, managing natural vegetation, including native grasslands and woodlands, controlling exotic species and preservation of historical and archaeological resources.

Viewing the Livingston Unit Management Plan

You can download and view a PDF of the final Livingston Unit Management Plan below. Limited numbers of paper or CD versions of this plan are available at the Bath NYS DEC office, located at 7291 Coon Rd, Bath, NY. In addition, copies can be viewed at the Dansville and Mount Morris Public Libraries.

Full 2019 Plan


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