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For Immediate Release: October 15, 2019

Keith P. McKeever | keith.mckeever@apa.ny.gov 
Public Information Officer | Adirondack Park Agency | Press Office | (518) 891-4050

APA and DEC Hold Joint Public Comment Period for Blue Mountain Wild Forest UMP

RAY BROOK, NY - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments for an amendment to the Blue Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. Public comment will be accepted until October 30, 2019.

The 37,800-acre Blue Mountain Wild Forest is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. It is comprised of five separate tracts of land in the central Adirondacks situated between the communities of Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, and Newcomb. The Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed to locate a permanent storage shed at its boat washing station located off NYS Route 28 adjacent to Lake Durant in the Town of Indian Lake, Hamilton County.

The storage shed will house a mobile boat washing system which is used seasonally to decontaminate recreational boats that may potentially carry aquatic invasive species.

The storage shed will be 12 feet wide x 20 feet long and painted a dark brown. The roof will consist of green 30-year architectural shingles.

For more information, please download the proposed unit manage plan from APA's website at: http://www.apa.ny.gov.

Please address all written comments related to the proposed management action to:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Josh Clague

625 Broadway, 5th Floor

Albany, NY 12233-4254


Please address all written comments related to the proposed amendment's conformance to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan to:

Richard Weber, Deputy Director for Planning

NYS Adirondack Park Agency

P.O. Box 99

Ray Brook, NY 12977

Email: SLMP_UMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov

Fax: 518-891-3938

All comments must be received by October 30, 2019.