The state Department of Environmental Conservation is preparing a management plan for 10 state forests and seven detached forest preserve parcels in northern St. Lawrence and Franklin counties.
The state forests included in the unit are Brasher, Bombay, Buckton, Fort Jackson, Grantville, Knapp Station, Lost Nation, Raymondville, Sodom and Southville. They total 30,810 acres and are in the towns of Bombay, Moira, Brasher, Madrid, Norfolk and Stockholm. The other scattered land ranging from 3 to 350 acres is in Lisbon, Louisville, Massena, Oswegatchie and Waddington.
Meetings to discuss management will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. June 20 in the St. Lawrence Central High School auditorium, 1039 Route 11C, Brasher Falls, and from 9 a.m. to noon June 23 in the Madrid-Waddington Central School auditorium, 2582 Route 345, Madrid.