Thursday, October 21, 2021

Ranger Report October 21 2021


Ranger Report October 21 2021


West Canada Lake and Silver Lake Wilderness

Hamilton County: Lean-to and Bridge Repair: On Oct. 14, Region 5 Forest Rangers, with the assistance of DEC Foresters and New York State Police (NYSP) Aviation, conducted sling load missions in the West Canada Lake Wilderness and Silver Lake Wilderness to repair lean-tos and bridges. The lean-tos, primitive tent sites, and bridges in these wilderness areas provide many opportunities for long-distance, overnight loop hikes from many trailheads.


Speculator Tree Farm

Hamilton County: Storm Damage Response: On Oct. 16 at 4:07 p.m., Forest Rangers Thompson and Scott assisted the Speculator and Lake Pleasant Fire Departments, town workers, and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office with tree removal from the roadways in the Speculator Tree Farm. Trees fell during a storm and trapped several hunters and an Environmental Conservation Police Officer (ECO). No injuries or property damage were reported, but the tree prevented their ability to leave the property. At 5:07 p.m., all roadways were clear of trees, and everyone trapped was out safely.

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