Adirondack Park Agency

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Applicant / Project Title: Adirondack Park SLMP -
Comment Period Ends:   Tuesday, July 12, 2022
APA Project ID: WF-BG No.4
Public Hearing or Scoping Session: this is a test

Project Description: The Adirondack Park Agency is accepting public comments to help inform the Board’s interpretation of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan’s Wild Forest Basic Guideline No. 4 – no material increase of road mileage on lands classified as Wild Forest.

Wild Forest Basic Guideline No. 4 states:

Public use of motor vehicles will not be encouraged and there will not be any material increase in the mileage of roads and snowmobile trails open to motorized use by the public in wild forest areas that conformed to the master plan at the time of its original adoption in 1972.

The Agency is seeking comments regarding the following interpretations of the State Land Master Plan:

1. What was the existing road mileage on lands classified as Wild Forest in 1972? What is the existing road mileage on lands classified as Wild Forest today?
2. What constitutes a material increase in road mileage?
3. Does the Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner’s Policy-3 mileage meet the definition of a road in the SLMP and therefore require inclusion in the total Wild Forest road mileage calculation?

The interpretation of Basic Guideline No. 4 will establish a baseline for road mileage on Wild Forest classified lands. The interpretation of this guideline of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan will better inform and support the development of Unit Management Plans (UMPs) that conform with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.

To review all materials presented to the Agency Board by Agency and Department staff please visit: https://www.apa.ny.gov/Mailing/2022/05/stateLand.htm

To view the staff presentation and discussion of the Agency State Land Committee please visit: https://nysapa.granicus.com/videos/584/player?autoplay=0&start=4125&stop=9338

The Adirondack Park Agency in coordination with the Department of Environmental Conservation, will hold a virtual public informational meeting and an in person meeting.

The virtual public meeting will be held on June 2, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. To access the virtual meeting the public is asked to please pre-register using the following link – tinyurl.com/APA-NMI-info

To dial in to meeting please call 518-549-0500 and use Access Code: 2347 466 3096. For those who would like to make an oral comment please email your name and phone number you will be calling in from to keith.mckeever@apa.ny.gov

The in person public meeting will be held on June 7, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Agency’s Headquarters located in the New York State Office Complex on NYS 86 in Ray Brook, NY. ,The Adirondack Park Agency in coordination with the Department of Environmental Conservation, will hold a virtual public informational meeting and an in person meeting.

The virtual public meeting will be held on June 2, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. To access the virtual meeting the public is asked to please pre-register using the following link – tinyurl.com/APA-NMI-info

To dial in to meeting please call 518-549-0500 and use Access Code: 2347 466 3096. For those who would like to make an oral comment please email your name and phone number you will be calling in from to keith.mckeever@apa.ny.gov

The in person public meeting will be held on June 7, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Agency’s Headquarters located in the New York State Office Complex on NYS 86 in Ray Brook, NY. ,this is a test

Project Location:  Wild Forest areas in the Adirondack Park
Project County: All
APA Land Use Classification: Wild Forest
APA Contact:  Megan Phillips
Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Contact Person for Project: n/a
APA Project Type: Interpretation of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan’s Wild Forest Basic Guideline No. 4

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