There is a new bridge over Redwater Brook on Brasher State Forest in St. Lawrence County. The four-week bridge replacement project removed existing culverts and replaced them with a new engineered bridge. [Read more…] about Brasher State Forest Bridge Replacement Complete
The Westchester Land Trust (WLT) has announced the permanent protection of 63 acres in North Castle, Westchester County. WLT worked in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Town of North Castle to conserve this property, which is expected to eventually be opened to the public as a nature preserve. [Read more…] about 63 Acres Protected In Westchester County
Graduate students at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) are asking for public assistance in the collection of samples as part of a study for an emerging zoonotic parasite. [Read more…] about New York Coyote Parasite Survey
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents throughout New York State. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Rangers Respond to Lost, Ill-Prepared Hikers
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a new series of recorded presentations on their website that focus on Lake Ontario fisheries science and management initiatives.
DEC will hold a virtual public meeting on December 2nd to provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions about the recorded presentations. [Read more…] about ‘State of Lake Ontario Fisheries’ Virtual Meeting & Video Series
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the creation of new coordinator positions to help lead efforts to promote sustainable use of public lands in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves.
Proposed by the High Peaks Strategic Advisory Group (HPAG) and aligned with Catskills Advisory Group (CAG) discussions to date, these new DEC staff positions are expected to help coordinate efforts proposed and undertaken with the multiple communities and regions that comprise the Adirondack and Catskill Parks to better guide efforts to address the unique problems caused by the uptick in visitors to the two Forest Preserves. [Read more…] about DEC Announces First-Ever Adirondack, Catskill Parks ‘Coordinators’
There are four species of sea turtles that can be found in New York’s coastal waters: green, Kemp’s ridley, leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles. They remain local in the area during the warmer months from approximately May through November, and will typically begin their migration south to warmer nesting waters by mid-November. [Read more…] about Report Cold-Stunned Sea Turtle Sightings on New York Beaches
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the completion of the Black River at Deer River Fishing Access Site, a new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant fishing access site in the town of Denmark, Lewis County. [Read more…] about New Black River Fishing Access Site at Deer River, Denmark, NY
DEC and Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) recently announced the State’s acquisition of 65.7 acres of land in the town of Middlesex, Yates County. The parcel will be added to the Bare Hill Unique Area. [Read more…] about 65-Acres Added to Bare Hill Unique Area, Yates County
Though antlers can be helpful to distinguish young bucks, sometimes antlers can be misleading. Body characteristics are also very important. [Read more…] about How Old Is That Deer?