BROADALBIN – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will hold an information session to solicit public input on the Broadalbin Boat Launch draft Unit Management Plan (UMP).
The meeting will include a short presentation by DEC Region 5 Fisheries Manager Rob Fiorentino, and an open table session with DEC staff to answer questions. The session will take place April 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Broadalbin-Perth High School, located at 100 Bridge St. in the town. The location is handicap accessible.
The Broadalbin Boat Launch is located on Forest Preserve lands along Lakeview Road in the town. The launch is managed by the DEC Bureau of Fisheries and provides access to the southeastern end of the Great Sacandaga Lake, north of the village of Broadalbin, and is the only major public boat ramp on the southern portion of the lake. The existing launch site was constructed in 1998.
Management goals include providing waterway access for motorized and non-motorized boaters and anglers including those with disabilities, establishing site conditions that reduce illegal activities, ensuring compliance with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, and protecting the Great Sacandaga Lake’s shoreline and aquatic habitat.
The draft UMP for the Broadalbin launch and a presentation of the draft plan can be viewed and downloaded at: https://www.apa.ny.gov/Mailing/2022/12/stateLand.htm. Questions regarding the information session can be directed to Erin Hanczyk via email at [email protected] or by phone at 518-897-1200.