NY DEC – Public Comments Open for Newfield Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP)

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting public comments on the Newfield Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP). The 2,529-acre Newfield planning Unit consists of Newfield and Cliffside State Forests (Towns of Newfield and Cayuta). The Draft UMP proposes management actions that include a snowmobile trail, a trail for the Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities (MAPPWD) and the installation of forest ID signs. Additionally, the plan focuses on continued sustainable forest management throughout the Unit.

The public is invited to submit comments on the Draft UMP beginning April 6th and ending June 5th, 2022. A copy of the Draft UMP can be found on the DEC website. Comments can also be submitted by mail to NYS DEC DLF, Newfield UMP, 1285 Fisher Ave, Cortland, NY 13045, or by email to r7.ump@dec.ny.gov.