Monday, 01 February 2010 08:15
Jessup River Wild Forest UMP 2010 Amendment
The recently issued amendment 2010 draft amendment to the 2005/2006 Jessup River Wild Forest Unit Management Plan has a number of signifigant negative changes. NYSSA is very concerned that the are trail closures that are unnecessary under the guidelines and as a result will isolate users and businesses who have historically had access to the trail system. The amendment should have leveraged the Class I Trail guidelines to preserve access by residents, visitors and businesses.
Your calls, e-mails, and letters are needed to preserve trail access to all snowmobilers.
If you utitlize the example letter, it is critical that you personalize, edit and add your own comments on this matter for your letter to count.
JRWF Example Letter (MS word format)
JRWF Example Letter (text file)
The entire set of JRWF UMP Plan documents can be downloaded from the NYSDEC website HERE
There is a summary of the amendment from the NYSDEC at the bottom of this page, and the specific amendment on which the DEC is currently accepting comments on can be found HERE
Comments are due to the NYS DEC by February 19, 2010 to the attention of Mr. Thomas Kapelewski.
The public comment period for the 2010 Draft Amendment has been extended. Public comment will now be accepted until March 29, 2010.
Thomas Kapelewski, Senior Forester, NYS DEC
PO Box 1316
Northville, NY 12134
Fax: (518) 863-2546
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST INCLUDE A SUBJECT LINE OR THE COMMENT EMAIL WILL NOT BE RECEIVED OR RECORDED
All DEC UMPs and process on DEC website HERE