New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has reminded the public to watch for and report signs of the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF). [Read more…] about Report Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses this Winter
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are seeking public input on the development of a draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Three Lakes Tract Conservation Easement, a privately-owned conservation easement encompassing approximately 3,350 acres in the town of Webb, Herkimer County. [Read more…] about Comments Sought On Herkimer County Easement Plans
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the release of a statewide draft deer management plan for public review and comment. The plan, first approved in 2011, is expected to guide DEC’s deer management actions for the next 10 years. [Read more…] about DEC Seeks Comments On Statewide Deer Management Plan
For many birdwatchers in New York, November 30th is an important date: the day that backyard bird feeders can go back up. To avoid conflicts with bears, DEC highly recommends only feeding birds from November 30th to April 1st. [Read more…] about Feed Wild Birds Safely and Responsibly
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: Lost Hiker, Injured Hunter Rescued
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released the State’s final Trout Stream Management Plan for trout streams across the state. [Read more…] about Statewide Trout Stream Management Plan Released
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed changes to black bass (smallmouth bass and largemouth bass) fishing regulations that the Department says will make them easier to understand. [Read more…] about DEC Proposes Statewide 12-Inch Black Bass Size Limit
Through a cooperative relationship involving the New York State Department of Health, non-profit organizations like Feeding New York State’s regional food banks and deer processors, hunters contribute nearly 40 tons of venison each year to needy families across the state. [Read more…] about Hunters Can Help Fight Food Insecurity
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has released a Draft Statewide Greenways Plan/Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for review and public comment.
This Statewide Greenway Trails Plan provides a vision, goals and recommendations to guide future planning and development of greenway trails, including expanding greenway trails in underserved communities and improving connections between trails and other transportation modes. [Read more…] about State Parks Releases Draft Greenway Trails Plan
The Southern Zone regular season is New York’s most popular hunting season, with participation from about 85 percent of New York’s 550,000 licensed hunters. Animals killed during this hunting season account for nearly 60 percent of the total statewide deer take and 30 to 60 percent of the statewide bear take. [Read more…] about More Deer, Bear Hunting Seasons Begin This Weekend