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.”

Rating Thousand Islands Scenery

Thank you to the hundreds of participants who completed the online survey that rated characteristics of the area scenery. The results of the survey will be used as part of the New York State methodology to evaluate sections of the study area.

About the Project

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.

News & Events

Dept. of State Letter to Municipalities-May 2015
Department of State Explanation of TIRAP – January 2015

Please send any corrections or comments about the Draft Report to Barbara Kendall at (read more…)

DOS Answers to February 25 Commentary