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For Release: Monday, March 6, 2017

DEC to Develop RMP for Croghan Tract Conservation Easement

Sixty Day Comment Period Ends May 6th

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is drafting a Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Croghan Tract Conservation Easement. The privately owned Conservation Easement encompasses approximately 12,816 acres located in the towns of Croghan and Watson in Lewis County. The Croghan Tract shares approximately 8.8 miles of boundary with forest preserve lands, such as, the Pepperbox Wilderness Area and Watson's East Triangle Wild forest. A scoping session with the public was held in 2001.

Information relating to the Croghan Tract Conservation Easement is available on the DEC website. For more information or to provide comments/input during development of the RMP please contact Matthew Nowak, Sr. Natural Resources Planner, NYSDEC, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367 or call 315-376-3521. Comments can also be submitted through email Comments will be accepted for sixty days, beginning at the time of this release of information to the public and ending on May 6, 2017.

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