Conesus Lake is the westernmost Finger Lake and provides top-notch fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, and northern pike. [Read more…] about Fisheries Survey Profile: Conesus Lake
Schodack Island Channel Restoration Planned
Waterways at Schodack Island State Park, which sits off the eastern shore of the Hudson River just south of Albany, that were filled in a century ago will be restored under a project coordinated by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to re-create 2.8 acres of natural habitat and improve the health of the Hudson River. [Read more…] about Schodack Island Channel Restoration Planned
Watch the Skies for Spring Bird Migrations
Spring is an ideal time to observe bird migrations. New York is conveniently located along the Atlantic Flyway, one of the main migration routes. This gives you a great opportunity to observe birds flying to their summer breeding grounds. [Read more…] about Watch the Skies for Spring Bird Migrations
Long Island’s Fireplace Neck Marsh Restoration Complete
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the completion of construction on a marsh restoration project at Fireplace Neck Tidal Wetland Area in the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, on Long Island. [Read more…] about Long Island’s Fireplace Neck Marsh Restoration Complete
DEC’s First Spanish-language newsletter: Encuentre Su Adventura!
El Departamento de Conservación Ambiental (Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC) del estado de Nueva York lanzará una versión en español del boletín Find Your Adventure (Encuentra tu aventura).
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Adirondack High Peaks Parking Reservation System Enters 3rd Year
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR) have announced that the parking reservation system in the Route 73 corridor in the High Peaks resumed May 1st. More than 35,000 users have registered at AMR’s website to make parking reservations since the system’s launch in 2021. [Read more…] about Adirondack High Peaks Parking Reservation System Enters 3rd Year
Input Sought On Visitor Management in Adk High Peaks, Catskills
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that Otak, Inc., is facilitating the first round of public meetings in the Adirondack High Peaks and Catskills for the Visitor Use Management (VUM) project. The goal of the project is to develop appropriate sustainable management strategies for the High Peaks and Kaaterskill Clove areas. [Read more…] about Input Sought On Visitor Management in Adk High Peaks, Catskills
What’s That Sound? American Woodcock
Have you been outside at dusk lately near an open field or scrub brush area and been startled by a loud PEENT sound followed by twittering sound? What you’re likely hearing is a courtship display of a male American woodcock trying to attract a mate. [Read more…] about What’s That Sound? American Woodcock
Long Island Pine Barrens Southern Pine Beetle Control
Crews from DEC Lands & Forests and the Central Pine Barrens Commission worked last month in the Long Island Central Pine Barrens to prevent the spread of southern pine beetle. Southern pine beetle (SPB) is a bark beetle that infests pine trees, killing a tree within 2-4 months. Since SPB was first found in Long Island in 2014, DEC has been managing the Central Pine Barrens using forest thinning and prescribed fire. [Read more…] about Long Island Pine Barrens Southern Pine Beetle Control
Chautauqua Fish Hatchery & NY’s Muskellunge Fishery
Chautauqua Fish Hatchery is located on Prendergast Point, midway on the west side of Chautauqua Lake, off State Route 394 near Mayville, in the town of Chautauqua, Chautauqua County, NY. It’s the only hatchery in the New York State that raises pure strain muskellunge – the largest freshwater sportfish in New York. Each spring, hatchery staff collect and fertilize about 1.5-2 million eggs from wild muskellunge, usually from Chautauqua Lake. Fertilized eggs are then hatched and reared at the hatchery. [Read more…] about Chautauqua Fish Hatchery & NY’s Muskellunge Fishery