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State Parks releases final scoping document for statewide greenway trails plan

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Wed, Jun 24th 2020 02:15 pm

Division of environmental stewardship & planning releases final scoping document

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Division of Environmental Stewardship and Planning announced the release of the final scoping document for the Draft Statewide Greenway Trails Plan and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS).

State Parks is preparing a plan for a comprehensive statewide system of non-motorized multiuse trails (greenway trails) as directed by legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last November (S.4416.b/A5035B). This statewide greenway trails plan will identify trail user types, address trail needs and trends, and discuss the benefits of trails. The draft plan will solicit input from of state and local stakeholders as well as from the general public, and compile a GIS inventory of existing and proposed greenway trails across the state.

The final plan will guide decision-making, influence greenway development policy in state and local governments, and inform communities, organizations and individuals engaged in trail development and management.

The final scoping document is available online for viewing or downloading at https://parks.ny.gov/inside-our-agency/master-plans.aspx. A non-digital copy of the document can be provided by the agency contact listed below.

Agency contact:

  • Christopher Morris
  • Statewide Trails Planner
  • Division of Environmental Stewardship and Planning
  • NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Albany NY, 12238
  • [email protected]
  • 518-474-0409

For additional information on the statewide greenway trails plan, visit https://parks.ny.gov/inside-our-agency/master-plans.aspx.

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