Fort Drum Joint Land Use Study

What Are the Goal and Objectives of the Fort Drum JLUS

The goal of the Fort Drum JLUS is to reduce potential conflicts betwen Fort Drum and the surrounding communities while accommodating new growth and economic development, sustaining economic vitality, protecting public health and safety, and protecting the operational missions of Fort Drum. JLUS programs traditionally have three core objectives:


Increase communication between the military, local jurisdictions, and other stakeholders to promote an understanding of the strong economic and physical relationship between Fort Drum and its neighbors.


Promote collaborative planning between the military, local jurisdictions, and other stakeholders in order to ensure a consistent approach in addressing compatibility issues.


Develop and implement strategies for reducing the impacts of existing and future incompatible activities on the community and military operations.

Public Participation and Comments

Promote participation through public meetings to be held throughout the process at various locations throughout the study area. Anyone that is interested in posting a public comment relating to the Joint Land Use Study and any of the 25 compatibility factors can do so by clicking HERE. Comments will go to the project consultant, Matrix Design Group, and will be considered as part of the overall project assessment.




The Development Authority of the North Country is the Project Sponsor utilizing funding through the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment.  If you have any questions regarding these documents, please feel free to contact Hartley Bonisteel Schweitzer, Community Planner, or Michelle Capone, Director of Regional Development, at (315) 661-3200.

Technical Working Group

Frank PaceLewis County Planning Office
Jason PfotenhauerSt. Lawrence County Planning Office
Andy NevinJefferson County Planning Office
Jen Voss City of Watertown Planning Office 
Jessica Jenack Town of LeRay Planning Office 
Peter Lister ReEnergy 
Katie Malinowski Tug Hill Commission 
Linda GarrettTug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust 
Peggy MurrayCornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County 
Brian AshleyFort Drum Regional Liaison Organization 
Jenny BriotIberdrola Renewable
Kristopher JohnsonFort Drum NEC 
Jim MillerFort Drum Environmental 
Jason WagnerFort Drum Natural Resources 
Mike NuckolsFort Drum Compliance 
Doug OsborneFort Drum GIS 
Dave KalynyczFort Drum Spectrum Manager 
Ed QuatesFort Drum Archeologist 
Derek KallenFort Drum Airfield 

















Steering Committee

Joel BartlettTown of Watertown
Bruce FergusonTown of Champion
Paul H. SmithTown of Wilna
Ron TaylorTown of LeRay
John ShawTown of Antwerp
Cheryl HortonTown of Philadelphia
Scott AllenTown of Pamelia
Gary EddyTown of Rutland
David ParowTown of Diana
Michael CappellinoTown of Fowler
Harry TurnbullTown of Rossie
Robert RitchieTown of Gouverneur
Stephen JenningsCity of Watertown
Mary CorriveauFort Drum Regional Liaison Organization
Steve HuntEmpire State Development
Col. Bryan LaskeGarrison Commander, Fort Drum
Franz PhillipeFort Drum Planning Analysis and Integration
Eric WagenaarDeputy to the Garrison Commander, Fort Drum
Kurt HaukFort Drum Public Works
Julie HalpinFort Drum Public Affairs Office



















Upcoming Meetings

March 28, 2017 - Public Meeting #1 at Evans Mills Fire Hall

March 29, 2017- Public Meeting #1 at Lowville High School

March 29, 2017 – Technical Working Group Meeting at 10 AM, 11th Floor Dulles State Office Building

March 31, 2017 – Steering Committee Meeting at 10 AM, 11th Floor Dulles State Office Building


Fact Sheet #1 | Overview/Factors - [PDF]



Meetings Materials

JLUS Kick-Off Meeting September 20th, 2016 - [PDF]

Public Workshop #1 - Evans Mills - [PDF]

Public Workshop #1 - Lowville - [PDF]