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New York State Buys 518 Acres Of Land In Forestport To Create State Forest

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Forestport, NY (WIBX) – New York continues to protect the Black River Valley Corridor, as it purchases another parcel of land in the Town of Forestport.

About 518 acres of forest, wetlands and ravines were bought by the State, including nearly a mile stretch of land along the Black River shoreline, from Dominic and Edna Carbone of Forestport.

The $385,000 deal was paid for using money from the Environmental Protection Fund.

In addition, because there are no other state forests adjacent to the newly acquired  property, it will receive its own name, rather than take on the name of another forest. It will also remain on local property tax rolls.

Joe Martens, Commissioner for the Department of Environmental Conservation, says the purchase promotes forest management opportunities and the “movement of wildlife and plant species between the Adirondacks and Tug Hills.”

A similar acquisition was performed in 2008, when 1,840 acres were bought to create areas for hunting, fishing and other recreation.

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