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DEC to hold public meeting on Keuka Lake land plans

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold a public meeting to discuss plans for public lands near Keuka Lake. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Fred and Harriett Taylor Memorial Library in Hammondsport.

The draft Keuka Unit Management Plan covers 9,806 acres in Steuben and Schuyler counties, including several state forests and wildlife management areas. The DEC aims to improve accessibility, manage wildlife, prevent erosion, and enhance forest growth. Specific projects include controlling Canada geese at Birdseye Hollow State Forest and replacing invasive shrubs at Moss Hill State Forest.

Residents unable to attend can submit comments by email to [email protected] or mail to Gretchen Cicora, NYSDEC, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, until July 31. For interpreter requests, contact the DEC’s Division of Communication by June 13.

For more information, visit the DEC website or call 518-402-8044.