The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program is set to host a virtual presentation focusing on how Adirondack anglers can help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, on Wednesday, March 24th. [Read more…] about How Anglers Can Prevent Spreading Aquatic Invasives
The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water. Water has enormous value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment.
World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the goal of water and sanitation for all by 2030. [Read more…] about World Water Day Is Monday March 22nd
For those impatiently waiting for the opening of the trout fishing season on April 1st, you might want to consider making a trip to one of New York’s Great Lakes tributaries, where the spring steelhead season is already in full swing. [Read more…] about Lake Erie Steelhead: Spring Fishing Forecast
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
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that New York State bear hunters killed 1,723 black bears during the 2020 hunting seasons. [Read more…] about DEC Releases 2020 Bear Hunting Statistics
Community volunteers throughout the Hudson Valley are getting out their flashlights, reflective vests, and raingear in anticipation of annual breeding migrations of salamanders and frogs, which typically begin in mid-March.
Volunteers in the Hudson Valley will record their observations as part of DEC’s Amphibian Migrations and Road Crossings Project, coordinated by the Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell University. [Read more…] about Volunteers Prepare for Salamander and Frog Migration
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced a virtual session focused on providing information and answering questions about a recently completed habitat management plan for Three Mile Bay Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in the towns of West Monroe and Constantia, Oswego County, set for Monday, March 29th. [Read more…] about Three Mile Bay Habitat Management Plan Info Session Set
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. 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 Brush Fire, Hiker Rescues On Marcy, Hunter Mt
The annual statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning will begin March 16th, and run through May 14th. With spring approaching, DEC is reminding residents that conditions for wildfires are heightened in springtime when most wildfires occur. [Read more…] about Residential Brush Burning Now Prohibited in NYS
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is urging pet and aquarium stores and consumers to immediately remove and properly dispose of commercially purchased “moss balls” for aquariums after invasive zebra mussels were discovered inside and on some of these products, as reported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Consumers should be advised that moss ball products purchased from Petco and PetSmart may be subject to a voluntary product recall. [Read more…] about DEC Warns Aquarium Owners About Invasive Zebra Mussels