Great South Woods MapNew York officials are considering ways to expand recreation opportunities in the Great South Woods, an area of public and private lands encompassing more than 2 million acres in the southern Adirondack Park.

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), working with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in partnership with local government and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), will launch an effort this month to gather public input about how to diversify and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities. The Great South Woods initiative will begin with an open public meeting 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, at the Lake Pleasant Central School in Speculator, New York.

Read about efforts to expand recreation in New York’s Great South Woods.