Pine Plantation – Woodgate NY

Description

Men from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp reforested up to 3,000 acres of cutover land on the western edge of the Adirondack State Park, east of Boonville, New York .  The exact locations of the plantations are unknown, but the uniform appearance of red pines of about the right age is quite striking along State Route 28 just outside the park boundary near Woodgate Village (part of the town of Forestport). This stretch of woods is in sharp contrast to the natural mix of forest species within the Adirondack park, leading one to believe that these trees are the work of the CCC boys.  This was confirmed by local historian Mitch Lee of Inlet, NY.

Source notes

Podskoch, Martin. 2011. Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories & Legacy of the CCC.  East Hampton CT: Podskoch Press, pp. 119-20.

Mitch Lee, local historian & storyteller from Inlet NY, [email protected], PO Box 142 Inlet NY 13360

Project originally submitted by Richard Walker on November 22, 2018.

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Location Info

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Woodgate, New York 13309

Coordinates: 43.525000, -75.152593

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