Hi all. I apologize if this is the incorrect forum.
My wife and I recently purchased 40 acres of land in Ulster County that is mostly wooded. The land was previously owned by an elderly couple and there has not been much in the way of maintenance for the past decade or so and although quite beautiful, there are a lot of downed trees and forest debris scattered over much of the property. The property also has about 1600 feet of frontage along a Class A trout stream as well with a native brown and brook trout populations.
Is there a state agency (DEP, DEC, etc.) or other organization that I can contact that would assist us in coming up with a proper land management program to get the property back in good condition, reduce the chances of wildfires, etc. We'd like to be good stewards of land while we own it.