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Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness - Draft Unit Management Plan

Located in the northeastern part of the Catskill Park, the Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness is made up of 18,000 acres of state Forest Preserve land. The unit contains some of the highest terrain in the Catskills, including 13 peaks over 3,000 feet in elevation.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness recreation page.

Status of the UMP

The Department is in the early stages of developing a unit management plan (UMP) for the Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness. A public meeting was held on November 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville. If you have questions about the planning process, please contact us at

Public Meeting Presentation (PDF)

Original 1994 UMP

In 2008, DEC adopted a revision to the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP). In the CPSLMP, the Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness was created through the re-classification of three other Forest Preserve units: the Blackhead Range Wild Forest, the North Mountain Wild Forest, and a portion of the Windham High Peak Wild Forest. In 1994, a unit management plan (UMP) was adopted for the Windham High Peak Wild Forest. This document continues to guide management of the unit until DEC adopts a UMP for the entire Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness.

1994 Windham High Peak Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (PDF)

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