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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Thousand Islands Regional Assessment Project: Developing Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance

 The Division of Coastal Resources seeks to “achieve a balance between economic development and preservation that will permit the beneficial use of coastal resources while preventing the loss of living marine resources and wildlife, diminution of open space areas or public access to the waterfront, shoreline erosion, impairment of scenic beauty, or permanent damage to ecological systems.”
Towns, villages, businesses and interest groups in the Thousand Islands have decided to partner with the New York Department of State’s Coastal Management Program (DOS) to evaluate, promote and protect the region’s unique business, tourism and scenic resources. The spectacular scenery of the Thousand Islands is central to our quality of life, many of our businesses and to our economy. Managing and protecting this resource for future generations and promoting the economy of the region is a central goal of the project, called the “Thousand Islands Regional Assessment Project (TIRAP)”.
The goals of the project include:
  • Increase recognition of the Thousand Islands area in order to attract visitors
  • Improve opportunities for grants related to economic development, natural and scenic resource protection
  • Identify scenic landscapes using state standards and local input
  • Involve community members in identifying important areas
  • Protect coastal scenic resources that are important to the communities


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