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Camp Association purchases 130 acres from The Nature Conservancy in Indian Lake

— Of the 161,000 acres purchased by the Conservancy in 2007, 95,000 acres, now owned by timber companies, have already been protected by working forest conservation easements, keeping the properties available for sustainable timber harvest operations. Nearly 1,000 acres have been set aside for community purposes in three rural towns. As previously announced, a total of 65,000 acres1—some of the most spectacular lands in the Adirondacks—will be transferred in stages from the Conservancy to New York State and made available for public access for the first time in more than a century. The 18,300-acre Chain Lakes-Hudson River Tract in the towns of Minerva and Newcomb was the first to transfer, in December of 2012. (Please check with NYSDEC on sequencing of public access to that property in 2013.)

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