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2020 Statewide Greenways Plan

On November 18, 2020, The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) announced the release of the Draft Statewide Greenways Plan/Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for review and public comment. This Statewide Greenway Trails Plan provides a vision, goals and recommendations to guide future planning and development of greenway trails, including expanding greenway trails in underserved communities and improving connections between trails and other transportation modes.

The Draft Plan and associated trail inventory is available for review at:
https://parks.ny.gov/inside-our-agency/master-plans.aspx
State Parks will hold an online public hearing to receive comments on the Draft Plan and Draft GEIS at: 6:00 p.m., Jan. 6, 2021. For more information on how to register for the public hearing, please review the Public Hearing Notice here:
https://parks.ny.gov/documents/inside-our-agency/StatewideGreenwaysPlan2020PublicHearingNotice.pdf

Written comments on the Draft Plan / Draft GEIS will be accepted until January 19, 2021. Comments may be submitted to StatewideTrailsPlan@parks.ny.gov or mailed to:

Christopher Morris
Statewide Trails Planner
Division of Environmental Stewardship and Planning
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Albany NY, 122038

Following the public comment period, OPRHP will prepare and post a Final Statewide Greenway Trails Plan/FGEIS incorporating substantive comments.

2010 Statewide Trails Plan

Statewide Trials Plan Cover

2009 Open Space Plan

Comprehensive Plan for Management and Use