Written comments will be accepted until April 7, 2013. Please be sure and read the comments on this article.
Dear State Forest Stakeholder:
I am pleased to announce that the Twin Sheds Draft Unit Management Plan, which covers both the Hammond Hill and Yellow Barn State Forests, has been completed and is available on the web at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/88726.html You may recall that a public meeting was held at Tompkins-Cortland Community College on February 11, 2010 at the beginning of the planning process. I’ve attached the comment summary from that meeting: http://canaaninstitute.org/docs/Twin_Sheds_Public_Comment_Summary_2.pdf
Please see the new public meeting notice below.
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE – DEC SEEKS PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON THE DRAFT TWIN SHEDS UNIT MANAGEMENT PLAN (UMP)
WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 3:30 pm to 5:45 pm, and 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
WHERE: At the Tompkins-Cortland Community College Forum Room, located at 170 North St., Dryden, New York. Directions to Tompkins-Cortland Community College are available at the following link: http://www.tc3.edu/about_tc3/map.asp
WHAT: To invite and accept public feedback on the Draft Twin Sheds UMP. The draft plan is posted on the DEC’s website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/88726.html A limited number of copies of the plan are available on compact disk (CD). Please contact the DEC Cortland Lands and Forests office at (607) 753-3095 ext. 217 to request a copy. Two separate public sessions will be held; the first will be held from 3:30 pm to 5:45 pm; the second session will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm. The first half hour of each session will be an open house format which provides time for the public to informally discuss the draft plan with DEC Lands and Forest staff. Beginning at 4 and 7 pm, respectively, DEC staff will briefly present highlights of the draft plan. Following the presentation, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the plan. Those unable to attend the meeting are invited to submit comments to the DEC by mail to: NYSDEC, Division of Lands and Forests, Attn: John Clancy, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, New York, 13045- 1090, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments will be accepted until April 7, 2013.
WHY: The Twin Sheds Draft Unit Management Plan was developed to address short and long term state forest land management needs, values and opportunities.
John M. Clancy
Senior Forester, Region 7
NYS DEC Division of Lands and Forests
Bureau of State Land Management
1285 Fisher Ave.
Cortland, New York 13045
(607) 753-3095 or 800-388-8244 ext. 258
FAX: (607) 753-8532
B.S., M.B.A., Society of American Foresters CF
Serving Since 1991
– Visit the DEC Web Site at:
– Strategic Plan for State Forest Management
– New York State Conservationist Magazine
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