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East Branch of Fish Creek
Protecting the Tug Hill Plateau: Fish Creek

Last summer, New York State, the Nature Conservancy, and a Boston-based timber company announced a plan to preserve 45,000 acres of forest on the Tug Hill Plateau. It’s the result of a decade of coalition-building between the many users of the Tug Hill. So far it has broad support. David Sommerstein visited what’s now called the “East Branch of Fish Creek Working Forest” to see how the plan is shaping up. Listen (4:47)

For photos of the East Branch of Fish Creek follow the "next" links above left.

Tug Hill region from space

Some previous NCPR news stories about Tug Hill:

State Protects 45,000 Acres of Tug Hill (2:15)
Tug Hill Field Guide (6:02)

The Nature Conservacy's Tug Hill page
The Tug Hill Commission website
Printable (pdf) map of protected Tug Hill lands

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