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Public hearing set on Hurricane, St. Regis Mt. fire tower

A crowd of hikers assemble in the shadow of the old firetower, atop Hurricane Mountain near Elizabethtown.

A crowd of hikers assemble in the shadow of the old firetower, atop Hurricane Mountain near Elizabethtown. Photo by Joe Hackett.

— Some of the proposed management actions in the draft UMPs include:

•Maintain the fire towers in a manner that complies with the State Historic Preservation Act;

•Make necessary structural improvements to the fire towers to allow for safe public access;

•Maximize the fire towers’ interpretive and educational potential;

UMPs are required by the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan for each unit of State land in the Adirondack Park. The plans integrate the goals and objectives of the State Land Master Plan, related legislation, and resource and visitor use information into a single document.

The UMP is available for viewing or downloading from the Adirondack Park Agency website at apa.ny.gov/State_Land/index.html.

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