DEC hosting online public info session on St. Lawrence Cty. wildlife management area Tuesday
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding a virtual public information session on Habitat Management Plans (HMPs) for Fish Creek and Swallow Bluffs Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in St. Lawrence County, and Collins Landing WMA in Jefferson County on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 1-3 p.m.
The event will feature an hour-long presentation about the WMA's history, habitat goals, and planned management actions, followed by a question-and-answer period.The meetings will be conducted by teleconference. This presentation will be recorded and made available to the public after the session.
Visit https://bit.ly/3nJyHcl to register for the event or go to any one of the WMA’s listed below on DEC’s website to register for the public information session.
Fish Creek WMA is located in Macomb and DePeyster. It is 4,537 acres consisting of wetland, forest, grassland, and shrubland, and a popular destination for hunting, trapping, fishing, and bird watching.
Swallow Bluffs WMA is located in Lisbon and Waddington. It is 55 acres consisting of forest, grassland, and shrubland, and is a popular destination for bird watching, specifically bank swallows.
Collins Landing WMA is located in Alexandria and Orleans in Jefferson County. It is 51 acres consisting of wetland, forest, and grassland, and used as a destination for waterfowl, turkey, and deer hunting, as well as bird watching.
HMP Goals for each WMA vary. HMPs with specific goals for each WMA are available online:
• Collins Landing: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/yficolllandhmp.pdf
• Swallow Bluffs: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/yfiswbluffshmp.pdf.