As previously stated, protecting water quality is the most important function of this property. Furthermore, In December 2014 the Governor and the Commissioners of the Department of Health (DOH) and DEC announced that the DOH had completed its public health review of NYS DEC’s SGEIS on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program and recommended that high-volume hydraulic fracturing should not move forward in New York State. Therefore, consistent with the reason for state acquisition of the property, and the findings enumerated in the Final SGEIS, no drilling for oil or gas will be allowed on Hemlock-Canadice State Forest for the duration of this UMP.In simpler terms, the document says that fracking on or near the forest lands is a non-issue, since the extraction technique is now prohibited in New York. And the DEC won't allow oil and gas drilling on the forest lands because it wants to protect the water in Hemlock and Canadice Lakes. In 2010, the state bought approximately 6,700 acres of land surrounding Hemlock and Canadice lakes from the City of Rochester, which uses the lakes for its drinking water supply. Hemlock and Canadice are the only Finger Lakes with completely undeveloped shorelines.