The Saranac River Basin Communities focus area comprises lands within the Saranac River watershed and includes lands surrounding the Village of Saranac Lake.


2_Base Map_FocusSL_PPTBase Map

This base map shows the basics of relief, land and water characteristics, and parcel locations of properties under 49 acres m and of properties greater than 50 acres b in size within the Saranac River Basin Communities focus area. This map also shows the political distinctions among state and private land.

Explore more Saranac River Basin Communities maps below.



3_SL Agricultural_PPT

 Working Landscape

This map depicts Prime Farmland c and Farmland of State Importance d.

e denotes land with cover crop management and f denotes properties enrolled in 480-A for forestry management.

Mines and quarries are g.





4a_SL Ecological_LW_PPT

Land and Water

This map depicts the attributes of land and water critical for ecological integrity.

h areas denote the
Matrix Forest (selected by The Nature Conservancy as the most viable examples of the dominant forest communities in the state).

i denotes elevation above 2,500 feet. Lakes and wetlands are in the two shades of blue.




4b_SL Ecological_HAB_PPT


This map depicts the important habitats critical for ecological integrity.

j areas signify regions that comprise at least one modeled rare or endangered species distributions. These were obtained from the New York Natural Heritage Program.

k areas denote special Natural Heritage Communities.






This map shows the areas of land viewable from at least one vantage point along a state road.

If an area is shaded l, that means the tops of the trees are viewable from at least one point on a road at car elevation at full