Including the Beers Lot and Pine Hill Conservation Easement Tracts
- Open for Recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
- Contact Information:
- DEC Region 6 Potsdam Office (M-F, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM), 315-265-3090; [email protected]
- Enforcement Matters: 1-833-NYS-RANGERS (1-833-697-7264)
- Location: Town of Edwards, St. Lawrence County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 6C
- Map: Beers Lot Easement Map (PDF) || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
The Beers Lot Conservation Easement is comprised of 1,312 acres. The Pine Hill Conservation Easement is comprised of 835 acres. The 1986 Environmental Quality Bond Act provided funds to purchase 6,737 acres of Forest Preserve in St. Lawrence and Herkimer Counties, and conservation easements on a portion of the holdings of Lassiter Properties Inc. A Conservation Easement is an agreement with the private landowner that can allow restricted or non-restricted public access and protects open space by limiting development. The private landowner may retain the right to manage the property for purposes such as leasing camps and lands to private individuals and sustainable timber production. Logging trucks, skidders, and other logging equipment may be present during logging operations. Specific lands and roads may be closed to public access during logging operations. The tract is currently owned by The Molpus Woodlands Group.
Hiking, cross-country skiing and other forms of non-motorized recreation are allowed on the property but there are no designated trails for these activities. No roads or trails on the property are open for motor vehicles, ATVs, or snowmobiles.
There is no access to the Pine Hill Conservation Easement Tract.