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Catskill Park State Land Master Plan

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The Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP) classifies Forest Preserve lands within the Catskill Park based on their physical character and capacity to accommodate human use based on their land classifications. The Plan also designates management units and directs the Department to develop individual unit management plans that guide management activities and public use of those units.

The original Master Plan was adopted in 1985, a revision to the Plan was adopted in 2008, and the Plan was amended in 2014.

2014 Amendment - Classification of the Big Indian Acquisition

In 2011 New York State acquired the 1,204-acre Big Indian parcel. This amendment classified the parcel to be part of the three adjacent units: the Belleayre Ski Center, Shandaken Wild Forest, and Big Indian Wilderness.

The link below contains the 2008 Master Plan with the 2014 amendment appended to the end of the document.


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