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Hunting & Fishing Projects

Hunting & Fishing Projects

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List of new outdoor recreation projects announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in March of 2014:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/press/03072014-new-recreational-projects
List of new outdoor recreation projects announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in March of 2014:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/press/03072014-new-recreational-projects

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Project Descriptions

Miles of Trails

Project Facilities
Project Description Projected Cost Acreages Miles of Miles of # of River Stream Roads Waterbodies Access Hunting Blinds Fishing Platforms / Boat Launches

Region

State Land Unit

County

Town

Western New York Build an accessible trail to the town park and a wildlife observation platform to enhance wildlife observation and hunting. This is in close proximity to the City of Buffalo and the importance of the Niagara River as a birding and duck hunting location. Build horse tie stalls and four new accessible covered picnic tables and five kiosks. Add three (3) new small parking areas to enhance access to the WAG Trail as well as Informational Kiosks for the three (3) new spots and two (2) existing areas. These parking areas will enhance angler access to the Genesee River, a regionally important trout fishery. Upgrade parking area to accessibility standards and construct a new accessible wildlife observation deck.

Western New York

9

Spicer Creek WMA

Erie

Grand Island

$75,000

34

0.18

0

0.6

0

1

0

9

Phillips Creek Horse Trails

Allegany

West Almond and Ward

$11,500

2714

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

Wellsville-Addison-Galeton Railroad Trail

Allegany

Wellsville

$23,000

73

9

0

15

1

0

0

9

Watts Flats WMA

Chautauqua

Harmony Southern Tier

$75,000

1,324

1

3.25

2

2

0

0

Southern Tier Two new informational kiosks and new pull offs areas for an accessible six-stop Educational Auto Tour. Installation of a new concrete boat ramp and accessible docks, providing increased access for anglers. $11,500 3500 0 0 0 0 0 0

8

Birdseye Hollow and Moss Hill State Forests Sanford Lake Recreation Area

Steuben

Bradford

8

Steuben

Bradford Finger Lakes

$80,000

18

0

0

0

1

0

1

Finger Lakes New Parking area and trail on the Sandy Creek Public Fishing Rights parcels. Install accessible docks and new info kiosk, new pavement , landscaping and perimeter fencing. This project will provide the parking and access needed for anglers on this highly-used/visible area where Black Creek enters the Genesee River. Construct accessible floating dock and launch ramp. This is a very popular area for fishing and hunting. Much of this FWMA is water and marsh with limited access. This project is located within the Rochester metropolitan area. $35,000 1 0.25 na 1 1 0 0

8

Sandy Creek Fishing Access Site

Monroe

Hamlin

8

Black Creek Fishing Access Site

Monroe

Chili

$90,000

57

0

0.25

60

2

0

1

8

Braddock Bay Fish and WMA

Monroe

Greece

$55,000

2418

0.5

0

10

1

0

1

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Project Descriptions
Miles of Trails

Project Facilities
Project Description Projected Cost Acreages Miles of Miles of # of River Stream Roads Waterbodies Access Hunting Blinds Fishing Platforms / Boat Launches

Region

State Land Unit

County

Town

8

Fishing Access Sites at Waneta Lamoka Install new accessible docks with kayak ramps and new Schuyler, Seneca, and Tyrone, Catherine, Tyre, Lake, Cayuta Lake, Seneca River, Port informational kiosks. These installations will increase Wayne Huron Bay West Fishing Access access for both hunters and anglers. High Tor WMA - Bristol Hills Branch of Finger Lakes Trail Ontario and Yates Italy, Middlesex, and Naples Central New York Create ADA ccessible fishing piers by rehabilitating City of Syracuse owned docks at SW end of lake. Install "universally accessible" Canoe/Kayak launch and associated parking (two cars). Develop separate six car angler parking area. Managed by DEC through cooperative agreement. Develop 12 Fisherman Parking Areas along eleven regional trout streams/rivers with existing PFR. Build accessible observation platforms, trails, and parking areas waterfowl hunt/obs blind. Construct two ramps and docking area on an existing structure to protect sensitive areas and accessible trail and canoe/kayak launch site. Install an accessible car-top boat launch and fix existing crib wall at a NYS Canal site. Develop an accessible accessible platform for boat users. Construct a foot bridge to allow hikers on the Bristol Hill Branch Trail, which will open up the interior of the WMA.

$161,000

1

0

0

525

8

0

4

8

$10,000

6387

2

0

0

0

0

0

Central New York

7

Skaneateles Lake Fishing Access

Cayuga

Sempronious

$190,000

1

0

0

0

1

0

3

7 7 7 7 7

Multiple Three Rivers WMA Deer Creek Marsh WMA Cleveland Dock Fishing Access Site Redfield Island Boat Launch -Upper Salmon River

Multiple Onondaga Oswego Oswego Oswego

Multiple Lysander Richland Cleveland Redfield North Country

$120,000 $35,000 $90,000 $350,000 $40,000

5 3544 1770 1 2000

0 1 0.25 0 0

0 0.75 0 0 0

12 0 2 0 0

11 1 2 1 1

0 1 0 0 0

0 1 1 2 1

North Country New car-top boat launch, parking, and trail network at Pleasant Lake. Construction of an accessible parking area and fishing / wildlife platform on Salmon River - very popular site for anglers. Construct an accessible car-top boat launch (5 cars). Provides access to the river as well as Twin Bridges Historical Site. Create accessible parking, trail, car-top boat launch. Construction of 17 miles of new snowmobile / multiple use trail connecting the towns of Newcomb and Minerva. Build new accessible DEC boat launch and parking at a popular location. $50,000 $35,000 50000 30000 0 0 12 0.6 15 6 1 0 0 0 1 1

6 6

Grass River Conservation Easement East Branch of Fish Creek South Easement Oswegatchie Waterway and State Forest Access Site at Wegatchie Fish Creek WMA Vanderwhacker Mt. Wild Forest Meacham Lake Campground and Debar Mountain Wild Forest

St. Lawrence Lewis

Claire, Colton, and Clifton West Turin

6 6 5 5

St. Lawrence St. Lawrence Essex Franklin

Rossie Macomb Minerva and Newcomb Duane

$40,000 $25,000 $1,500,000 $495,000

751 4540 85000 1203

1.4 0 17 0

0 0 0 0

10 5 0 0

2 1 0 1

0 0 0 0

1 1 0 1

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Project Descriptions
Miles of Trails

Project Facilities
Project Description Projected Cost Acreages Miles of Miles of # of River Stream Roads Waterbodies Access Hunting Blinds Fishing Platforms / Boat Launches

Region

State Land Unit

County

Town

5

Township 19 Conservation Easement

Hamilton

Indian Lake

Open Public Recreation Use Area to provide access to Barker Pond via O'Neil road and hunting/camping on adjacent Forest Preserve parcel. Public Fishing & Boating Access. New accessible parking areas at various locations with some access trails to Fishing Brook Bog, Fishing Brook, Branch River, County Line Flow, Palmer Pond, English Brook, Archer Vly, and Cedar River. This project involves opening Mill Creek Road for two wheel drive passenger vehicles and access to hunting and roadside camping opportunities.

$50,000

1480

0

9

0

2

0

0

5

Blue Ridge, Township 20, Township 33, Somerville Road, Lake Desolation Tract Conservation Easements

Hamilton / Essex

Long Lake & North Hudson

$125,000

300

0

3

4.7

4

0

4

Mohawk Valley 6 Black River Wild Forest - Mill Creek Road Herkimer Ohio $245,000 127135 0 2

Mohawk Valley 0 1 0 0

6

Utica Marsh Trails

Oneida

This project involves creating some new trail connections where they don't currently exist, to create a looping trail Marcy and Whitestown network around the WMA. It also involves rehabilitating the existing trail network including an accessilbe segment. New boat launch to provide access to the Upper Susquehanna and Goodyear Lake. Very good fishing for cool water species in both the River and Lake New accessible trail and fishing platform; improve car-top boat launch, expand parking area and provide signage. Provide accessible parking, access to the Susquehanna River for boat/canoe slide. Construction of accessilbe fishing areas, boat slide, solar composting toilet. Important fishing access for people with disabilities and local sportsmen's group. New accessible trail around the pond and 2 parking areas, which will also provide increased hunting access.

$155,000

184

1.5

0

0

3

0

2

4

Susquehanna State Forest

Otsego

Milford

$175,000

423

0

0.05

1.8

0

0

1

4 4

Goodyear Lake Colliersville Fishing Access Site Looking Glass Pond Schoharie Reforestation Area Looking Glass Pond Schoharie Reforestation Area

Otsego Otsego

Milford Milford

$100,000 $50,000

29 1

0.5 0

0 0

0 0.012

1 0

0 0

1 1

4

Schoharie

Fulton

$130,000

23

0

0

0

1

0

0

4

Schoharie

Fulton Capital Region

$200,000

13000

1.94

0

0

1

0

4

Capital Region New 528 acre state forest will need infrastructure built (trails, signage, parking) for deer and small game hunting. $50,000 528 3 0 0 1 0 0

4

Hand Hollow State Forest - new acquisition

Columbia

New Lebanon

1-23-2014

Project Descriptions
Miles of Trails

Project Facilities
Project Description Projected Cost Acreages Miles of Miles of # of River Stream Roads Waterbodies Access Hunting Blinds Fishing Platforms / Boat Launches

Region

State Land Unit

County

Town

5

Washington County Grasslands State Forest Area Saddles State Forest

Washingon

Fort Edward

Purchase 286 acres of grassland, install accessible parking areas and two hunting blinds, build a new 1.5 mile trail, open fishing access to Dead Creek, and new info kiosk. Open 2.5 miles of road and develop 8-10 Car parking area.

$550,000

286

1.5

0

0.3

0

2

0

5

Warren

Whitehall Mid-Hudson

$100,000

2,472

0

2.5

0

0

0

0

Mid-Hudson Install new accessible kiosks, new trail map and new highway signage on Rt. 9G, build an accessible wildlife viewing platform, canoe launch, and develop trail for bikes. First DEC access on the Lower Esopus River - new accessible parking area, fishing platform, path, floating dock, informational kiosk, and wayfarer's signage. Land connects Catskills and the Shawangunks - new parking area, informational kiosk, 10 miles of new hiking trail, 10 miles of new multi-use trail, 15 miles of new mountain biking trails, road signage. Build parking area, new information kiosk, and new trail construction including an accessible boardwalk. Build four new parking areas and a new trail connecting the Long Path and Appalachian trail. New accessible loop trail and two other trails near the proposed Catskill Visitor Interpretive Center. New bridge required to connect Interpretive Center to state forest preserve on Mt. Tobias. Develop trail network and pursue rehabilitation of historic firetower. Access to both north and south parts of state forest by installing new parking areas, trails, and signage.

3

Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area

Dutchess

Red Hook

$215,000

1500

5

0.6

0

1

1*

1

3

Lower Esopus Fishing Access Site

Ulster

Ulster

$300,000

2

0.01

0.01

0

1

0

1

3

Vernooy Kill State Forest / Sundown Wild Forest

Ulster

Wawarsing and Rochester New Windsor and Maybrook Deerpark and Greenville

$155,000

3685

35

0

0

0

0

0

3 3

Stewart State Forest Huckleberry Ridge State Forest

Orange Orange

$355,000 $215,000

6635 1450

3 1

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

3

Mount Tremper Day Use Area

Ulster

Phoenicia

$85,000

1,300

2

0

0

1

0

0

3

West Mtn State Forest

Dutchess

Dover New York City

$45,000

830

3

0.5

0

1

0

0

New York City New accessible parking, trail, new signage and trail registers. Creation of an accessible path to Mt. Loretto Pond and fishing / viewing platform. Develop new trail guide and educational materials. Install new benches destroyed Hurricane Sandy. $145,000 75 1.5 0.75 0 0 0 0

2

North Mount Loretto State Forest

Richmond

Staten Island

2

Mount Loretto Unique Area

Richmond

Staten Island

$192,000

193

0.5

0

0

1

0

1

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Project Descriptions
Miles of Trails

Project Facilities
Project Description Projected Cost Acreages Miles of Miles of # of River Stream Roads Waterbodies Access Hunting Blinds Fishing Platforms / Boat Launches

Region

State Land Unit

County

Town

2

St. Francis Woodlands

Richmond

Staten Island

Create a small 10 car parking area and new trailhead. Construct new accessible path around Priory Pond to create fishing opportunities. Install trail, develop outreach plan to community and create a trail guide. New accessible trail system, educational signage, a parking area and a hand-launched boat access point along Old Place Creek. A trail line would lead visitors to the fishing, hand launching, and bird observation destinations.

$140,000

24

0.5

0

0

1

0

0

2

Old Place Creek Fishing Access

Richmond

Staten Island

$75,000

12

0.5

0

0

1

0

2

Long Island Creation of a trail hub with accessible amenities and parking as well as the demolition of existing hazardous structures due to dilapidated condition and asbestos. This project would connect several other DEC properties to the south. Currently no access to the 80 acre parcel. Build new parking area, accessible trails, signage, and 2 wildlife viewing platforms. Land currently not open for public access. This project includes accessible parking area, signage, and the creation of trails. Construct an accessible duck blind and trails

Long Island

1

Rocky Point Natural Resource Management Area

Suffolk

Brookhaven

$600,000

5844

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Underhill Unique Area

Nassau

Oyster Bay

$48,000

80

0.8

0

0

7

0

2

1 1

Kings Park Unique Area Otis Pike Preserve

Suffolk Suffolk

Smithtown Riverhead and Southampton

$55,000 $20,000 $1,355,000

75 5400 16762

2.75 0.25 7

0 0 3

0 1 2

0 1 4

0 0 2

0 0 7

Totals

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