2018-01-17 / Front Page

Thursday night meeting at Belleayre Mt.

Future bike and trail plans revealed

The Catskill Watershed Corporation hired Tahawus Trails LLC / Sinuosity: Flowing Trails, LLC to develop a Conceptual Mountain Bike / Cross-Country Ski Trail Plan for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center and adjoining Shandaken Wild Forest properties in the Catskill Park.  Attached is a copy of the draft plan for your review.

We will host a public meeting/workshop to present the draft plan on Thursday, January 18th,  7 PM at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Discovery Lodge; snow date of Tuesday, January 23rd, same location.  This will be a workshop style meeting, where Tahawus Trails/Sinuosity will present the plan and then engage all in a discussion, with opportunities to suggest changes, improvements, etc. This will help shape a plan that DEC and ORDA would then use to guide future management of the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center and the Shandaken Wild Forest.  Each of the UMPs for those areas will have to be amended before work could begin, which will allow for yet another opportunity for public comment.

The meeting is open to the public, and you are welcome to pass along this invitation to anyone who you think has an interest.  We are looking forward to a constructive meeting with lots of input from you and others who share your passion for outdoor recreation in the Catskills. 

A pdf version of the draft plan is available and anyone who wishes a copy may contact news@catskillmountainnews.com to have one e-mailed.

If anyone can’t attend the meeting but has comments they would like to make after reviewing the plan, they can be sent to:

Pine Roehrs

Senior Natural Resource Planner

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

P: 845-256-3075 | F: 845-255-1701 |Pine.Roehrs@dec.ny.gov

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