Morning Read 2: 2,000 acres of Adirondack timberland on the market

The Watertown Daily Times is reporting that a company called Lassiter Properties is selling more than 2,000 acres of timberland in the Adirondacks in St. Lawrence County.

If money were not tight, the state would probably want to protect the latest offering, said Michael J. Contino, real property supervisor for the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

“It’s land that would be of interest but there’s really no money available,” he said. “We’ve talked on and off for years with Lassiter about different lands.”

The newspaper notes that Lassiter has been selling its holdings for years, including a deal with New York state that has already blocked future development on more than 55,000 acres of land.

Hat tip:  Adirondack Explorer

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