The New York State DEC has opened a new road into land in the Adirondacks for improved public access to big game hunting and outdoor use.
The New York DEC has announced the opening of a new road and conservation easement just in time for the northern zone big game hunting season.
Robert Stegemann, the DEC region 5 Director said; “Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative has supported DEC in creating and enhancing opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors.”
Stegemann’s announcement included the township 20 conservation easement lands and the lake desolation road easement tract.
Both areas are owned by Upper Hudson Woodlands ATP and are some 2,128 acres in size.
These new areas are part of Governor Cuomo’s “NY Open for Fishing and Hunting” initiative.
The idea is to improve access and create opportunities for sportsmen and women and to give a boost to tourism.
New York State has attempted to streamline the license application process, reduce fees, and improve outdoor opportunities throughout the state.
Further enhancing the initiative is the $12 million in funding by the NY Works project dedicated to supporting fish hatchery repairs, land and water access projects, trail creation, and even parking areas.
Director Stegemann said, “DEC crews worked hard to open roads and other facilities so hunters, trappers and others can access these lands.”
A more complete and specific description of the new lands and road access points are included on the DEC Delivers website.