The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced a virtual public information session on Habitat Management Plans (HMPs) for Fish Creek, Swallow Bluffs, and Collins Landing Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), set for Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 from 1 to 3 pm. [Read more…] about Virtual Info Session On Fish Creek, Swallow Bluffs, Collins Landing WMAs
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 Catskills Ice Climber Rescued By Forest Rangers, First Responders
State Parks has released a draft plan on future development of the statewide system of non-motorized multi-use trails, also known as greenway trails. [Read more…] about Plans To Expand NYS Greenway Trails; Comments Sought
First Day Hikes will again be taking place at State parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, trails and public lands on January 1st, although with some limitations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more…] about Ring in 2021 with First Day Hikes
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced grant awards totaling $1.4 million for urban forestry projects across the state to help communities inventory, plant, and maintain public trees.
The grants are part of DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, which works to increase public awareness of the importance of trees and helps communities develop and implement tree management plans. [Read more…] about $1.4 Million in Urban Forestry Grants Awarded Statewide
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced more than $2.2 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 50 not-for-profit land trusts across the state. [Read more…] about DEC Conservation Partnership Program Grant Awardees
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and The Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) have announced TILT’s acquisition of 527 acres in the Town of Alexandria as part of the Crooked Creek Preserve Water Quality Initiative. [Read more…] about 527 Acres Conserved in Jefferson County
The job of DEC’s Fisheries staff does not end in the winter.
Technicians are busy maintaining equipment and replenishing supplies needed for the next field season. That means everything from repairing boats and electrofishing gear, to tackling the never-ending job of building and repairing nets, to ordering replacements for holey waders. They also assist biologists with aging fish scales and finalizing field data. [Read more…] about What Do Fisheries Staff Do During Winter?
This year, lighten your holiday celebrations by reducing waste and recycling right. Check your local recycling provider’s list of accepted items. Use the following tips as you prepare for the season’s festivities, and clean-up afterwards. [Read more…] about Holiday Waste Reduction, Recycling Tips
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have announced a 60-day joint public comment period on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for the Debar Mountain Complex (DMC) Draft Unit Management Plan and a proposal to reclassify approximately 41 acres of the Wild Forest as Intensive Use.
The plan would also demolish and remove a rustic 1940s Adirondack camp at the north end of Debar Pond that is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. [Read more…] about Comments Sought On Removal of Historic Adirondack Camp