Shawangunk Ridge Draft Unit Management Plan - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Shawangunk Ridge Draft Unit Management Plan

The Shawangunk Ridge UMP consists of 10 different DEC state forest properties totaling over 6,000 acres along the Shawangunk Ridge in Ulster, Sullivan and Orange Counties. The properties include Huckleberry Ridge State Forest, Graham Mountain State Forest, Wurtsboro Ridge State Forest, Roosa Gap State Forest, Shawangunk Ridge State Forest, Witch's Hole Multiple Use Area, Shawangunk Multiple Use Area, and 3 detached parcels of Forest Preserve. The 10 properties are located in the Towns of Deerpark, Greenville, Mount Hope, Mamakating, Shawangunk, Wawarsing, and Gardiner.
Public Input Opportunity
The Department has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for its Shawangunk Ridge properties which addresses the use, history, inventory of resources, outdoor recreational opportunities, budget and management actions on each of the properties. Written comments on the Draft UMP are welcome and will be accepted until December 15, 2013.
Submit comments by mail or e-mail to:
Matt Paul
NYS DEC
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
[email protected].


Please send comments in that you would like more mountain bike opportunities and multi use SINGLE TRACK trails within this region. FYI check out the map, it runs from NJ/PA border to the Catskills. This is a little known gem that can have a great potential for more exploration and mountain bike tourism. Thanks!