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Planning Underway For State Forest Land In Central New York

trees in the forest

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is developing a management plan for more than 5,800 acres of state forest land.

The seven parcels of land are collectively known as the Mohawk Vista.

DEC is seeking public comment at its Herkimer office on recreation, forest management and other matters to develop a long-range vision and goals for management of these lands.

In addition to public input, DEC will use forest inventories and other sources of data and information to develop the Mohawk Vista management plan.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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