APA considers plan for Moose River Plains

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will discuss the Moose River Plains Unit Management Plan and other topics at this week’s regular board meeting Thursday and Friday at agency headquarters.

The two-day meeting kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Thursday with the executive director’s report, and then the State Land Committee convenes at 1 p.m. to decide whether to authorize a public comment period on the proposed UMP for the Moose River Plains complex, which is located in the central and southern Adirondacks.

That committee will also hear two presentations, starting with an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act followed by an “Inclusive Outdoor Recreation” presentation.

The Park Ecology Committee will then hear a presentation on the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program at 2:45.

At 4 p.m., the Legal Affairs Committee will consider adoption of proposed revisions to the Freedom of Information Law.

On Friday, the meeting gets underway at 9:15 a.m. with the Regulatory Programs Committee reviewing a proposed timber harvesting operation in Black Brook. The Lyme Timber Company is proposing silviculture work on 295 acres of its nearly 17,000-acre holdings.

At 10:15, the Park Policy and Planning Committee will consider accepting an environmental impact statement and authorize a public comment period for amendments to the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map submitted by the town of Essex. The application consists of 15 different proposals ranging from approximately 2.3 acres to 2,599 acres. It includes more restrictive and less restrictive private land use classifications proposals.”

The full board will come to order at 11:15 a.m. for committee reports and public comments.