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For Release: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

DEC Encourages Public Comment on Revisions to Fulton Chain Wild Forest UMP

Public Meeting on June 12

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is asking the public for input prior to developing a revision to the Fulton Chain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP). A public meeting will be held on June 12, in Old Forge, Herkimer County, New York.

"The Fulton Chain Wild Forest offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational pursuits. We encourage everyone interested in the area to attend the scoping session and offer their ideas for how to realize the full potential of this wonderful area," said Randall Young, Acting Regional Director.

The Fulton Chain Wild Forest is composed of approximately 16,028 acres in the town of Webb, Herkimer County. This unit also borders other larger parcels of forest preserve, including the Pigeon Lake Wilderness and the Moose River Plains Wild Forest. The area is characterized by a mixture of lakes, ponds, wetlands, rolling hills, and mountains.

The Fulton Chain Wild Forest UMP public informational meeting will be held on June 12, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of the town of Webb's Park Avenue Building, 183 Park Avenue, Old Forge, NY 13420. In addition, a 45-day public comment period will open on June 12, and end on July 29, 2019. Comments can be submitted by mail to Michael Marsh, DEC Senior Forester, at the NYSDEC Herkimer address or by email at r6.ump@dec.ny.gov or by phone (315) 866-6330.

When complete, a draft of the UMP revisions will be released for another public comment period. Learn more about the Fulton Chain Wild Forest.

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