Gov Cuomo Announces The Purchase Of 8,000 Acres, Some Added To Adirondacks

Albany, N.Y. - Governor Cuomo today announced that New York State has acquired nearly 8,000 acres of Forest Preserve and easement lands along the South Branch of the Grass River with $4.3 million from the Environmental Protection Fund.

The acquisitions in the towns of Colton and Clifton, St. Lawrence County, include a conservation easement on 7,047 acres of working forest and 947 acres to be added to the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

Governor Cuomo said "The newly acquired land will protect the scenic and natural resources of this region, provide high-quality outdoor recreation opportunities, and ensure sustainable forest management that contributes to local economies."

(Photos by Carl Heilman, courtesy of Governor Cuomo's office)

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