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A County-wide Burn Ban Has Been Extended to July 12 at 6:00 p.m. See Burn Ban Details.

Soil & Water Forestry

County Forest Land

In 2004 the St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) assumed the role of the County Forestry Department. St. Lawrence County currently owns and manages 4,270 acres of forest property. This land consists of thirty-eight parcels located in ten different towns. The stewardship of these forestlands is ensured by the SWCD Forester who plans, directs, and implements natural resource conservation, management and development.

On county land, multiple use management is the guiding principal. Revenue from carefully planned timber harvests is maximized with sustainability of the resource in mind, while still maintaining recreational use, wildlife management, and watershed protection. Activities including maintaining trails, sites, roads, boundary lines, and timber stand improvement. Land misuse and garbage is a concern, as well as threats to forest health from insects and disease.

Private Forestry

Please call 315-386-3582 for more information.

Recreational Trails Advisory Board

The St. Lawrence County Recreational Trails Advisory Board is a 24-member organization appointed by the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators. Representatives of many trail user groups as well as several legislators participate. The purpose of the Board is to develop a multi-use trail system across the county. The system will eventually connect with adjoining counties.

Currently a 22-mile pilot portion of the trail is open, but we are working diligently to open more.  A map of the pilot trail is available below.

Trail System

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