Tug Hill: Shaping The Future of The Region
In this book, Norah Machia shares the evolving partnerships formed between the Tug Hill Commission and the many rural towns and villages it serves. An excellent introduction to the Tug Hill area and its people who have worked diligently to protect and responsibly develop their lands so that others may enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the region.
A publication of the NYS Tug Hill Commission
Norah Machia, Author
Anthony Machia, Photographer
7″x9″ paperback book. 144 pages: photos & maps
The Tug Hill region covers 2,100 square miles of land throughout Northern New York, and is home to a rural population of approximately 100,000 residents. It has some of the least populated towns and villages in New York State, with many averaging fewer than 1,000 people.
For more than 45 years, the Tug Hill Commission has been providing critical support to local residents for the conservation and productive use of the region’s valuable natural resources, and the development of economic opportunities for a multitude of recreational activities.
In this book, the author describes the evolving partnerships formed between the state commission and the many rural towns and villages it serves, and the growing recognition that the beneﬁts of Tug Hill’s natural re‐sources extend beyond its geographic boundaries.
This book also serves as an introduction to the Tug Hill area and its people, who have worked diligently to protect and responsibly develop their lands so that others may enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the region.