DEC extending deadline for comments on conservation easement in towns of Hopkinton, Colton, Piercefield
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:27 am

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is extending the public comment period on the conservation easement portion of the Raquette Boreal Wild Forest Unit Management Plan in St. Lawrence County.

Public comment on the draft amendment plan now will be accepted through Nov. 10, 2017.

The draft amendment plan can be found on the DEC website at

The public can submit comments via email to [email protected] or in writing to Peter D’Luhosch, Conservation Easement Specialist, NYS DEC 6739 US Hwy. 11, Potsdam, NY 13676, or by calling 315-265-3090.

DEC is proposing to amend both the Five Mile CE Interim Recreation Management Plan (IRMP) and the Kildare Recreation Management Plan portion of the 2006 Raquette Boreal UMP to construct the "Kildare Connector Road" between the Five Mile and the Kildare CEs in the town of Hopkinton, St. Lawrence County.

Raquette Boreal Wild Forest Unit Management Plan affects the towns of Hopkinton, Colton, and Piercefield.