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Western Lassiter Conservation Easement Tracts

Including the Beers Lot and Pine Hill Conservation Easement Tracts

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Beers Lot Conservation Easement locator map

The Beers Lot Conservation Easement is comprised of 1,312 acres. The Pine Hill Conservation Easement is comprised of 835 acres. The 1986 Environmental Quality Bond Act provided funds to purchase 6,737 acres of Forest Preserve in St. Lawrence and Herkimer Counties, and conservation easements on a portion of the holdings of Lassiter Properties Inc. A Conservation Easement is an agreement with the private landowner that can allow restricted or non-restricted public access and protects open space by limiting development. The private landowner may retain the right to manage the property for purposes such as leasing camps and lands to private individuals and sustainable timber production. Logging trucks, skidders, and other logging equipment may be present during logging operations. Specific lands and roads may be closed to public access during logging operations. The tract is currently owned by The Molpus Woodlands Group.

Hiking, cross-country skiing and other forms of non-motorized recreation are allowed on the property but there are no designated trails for these activities. No roads or trails on the property are open for motor vehicles, ATVs, or snowmobiles.

There is no access to the Pine Hill Conservation Easement Tract.

Featured Activities

Hunting & Trapping

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Wildlife Management Unit: 6C

General information on hunting and general information on trapping includes how-to and safety tips with links to seasons, rules and regulations.

Hunting and trapping are allowed in accordance with DEC regulations.

Fishing

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General information on fishing includes how-to and safety tips and links to seasons, rules and regulations.

Fishing is allowed on the property in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.

Camping

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General information on primitive camping includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations.

At large backcountry camping is allowed. Campsites must be at least 150 feet away from the nearest road, trail, or body of water. Camping for more than three nights or in groups of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Ranger.

Wildlife

General information on animals includes links to information about birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects that inhabit or migrate through the state.

Directions

The Beers Lot can be accessed on River Road approximately 4 miles south of State Route 58 (44.264346°N, 75.226954°W - Google Maps) (leaves DEC website). There is currently no designated parking lot on the property.

All coordinates provided are in decimal degrees using NAD83/WGS84 datum.

There is currently no access to or parking area for the Pine Hill Conservation Easement Tract.

Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety

Practice Leave No Trace Principles (leaves DEC website) when recreating on state land to enjoy the outdoors responsibly; minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts with other users.

All users of Beers Lot Conservation Easement must follow all State Land Use Regulations and should follow all Outdoor Safety Practices for the safety of the user and protection of the resource.

Special Regulations

  • Only non-motorized recreation is allowed on the property. No roads or trails on the property are open for motor vehicles, ATVs, or snowmobiles.

Planning and Management

The public comment period for the draft recreation management plan for the Western Lassiter Tracts (Beers Lot and Pine Hill) Conservation Easement has concluded. This plan proposes motorized and non-motorized public recreational opportunities. Please view the virtual presentation (PDF) and draft plan (PDF) for proposed public recreational opportunities on the Beers Lot and Pine Hill Tracts.

Nearby State Lands, Facilities, Amenities & Other Information

State Lands and Facilities

Gas, lodging, dining opportunities, food and other supplies may be found in the nearby communities of Edwards, South Edwards, Harrisville and Gouverneur.

St. Lawrence County Tourism (leaves DEC website) can provide information about other recreation, attractions and amenities in this area.

Numerous guide books and maps are available with information on the lands, waters, trails and other recreational facilities in this area. These can be purchased at most outdoor equipment retailers, bookstores, and on-line booksellers.

Additional information, outdoor equipment, trip suggestions and guided or self-guided tours may be obtained from outdoor guide and outfitting businesses. Check area chambers of commerce, telephone directories or search the internet for listings.

Consider hiring an outdoor guide if you have little experience or woodland skills. See the NYS Outdoor Guides Association (leaves DEC website) for information on outdoor guides.


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