Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

September 29, 2010

Eileen Larrabee
Dan Keefe
518-486-1868

Draft New York Statewide Trails Plan Available for Review

Public Hearing on Draft Statewide Trails Plan/Draft GEIS Set for October 19

State Parks today released a draft New York Statewide Trails Plan, which sets out to provide the policy direction for the planning, development and management of a statewide trail system.

A public hearing on the Draft Plan/Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement will be held Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the Gideon Putnam Room, Administration Building, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY. State Parks' staff will make a brief presentation about the plan and receive public comments.

Plans are available for review on the agency's website at http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/inside-our-agency/public-documents.aspx as well as:

  • OPRHP Regional Offices
  • DEC Regional Offices
  • OPRHP, Agency Building 1, 17th Floor, Albany

Pre-hearing webinars will be offered on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm and Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. The webinars will include a presentation of the draft plan and offer an opportunity for questions and answers. People wishing to participate should email notification of interest to: StatewideTrailsPlan@oprhp.state.ny.us or call 518-474-5578. Instructions for access to the webinar will be emailed shortly before the webinar dates. Participation requires telephone and Internet access.

Written comments on the Draft Statewide Trails Plan will be accepted until November 1, 2010 and can be submitted to the agency contact below or emailed to StatewideTrailsPlan@oprhp.state.ny.us.

Agency Contact:
Nancy Stoner
Bureau of Resource and Facility Planning
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Agency Building 1, 17th Floor
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12238
518-474-5578
518-474-7013 (Fax)