The state Department of Environmental Conservation this week released a draft recovery plan to restore self-sustaining populations. The plan was last updated 12 years ago.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
TROY, N.Y. — A man says he was attacked by a rabid deer in upstate New York, and it nearly stabbed him in the eye with its antlers. Tony Remillard, 34, of Troy, was in his backyard earlier this week when the 10-point buck jumped his fence and attacked him. The Albany Times-Union reports the encounter left Remillard with a…
The invasive pest was found within a few miles of the Canadian border and may represent an expansion of Canadian infestations into New York.
Populations of endangered species reportedly improving.
Procrastination can be costly, and each year around this time many aspiring hunters find themselves on the waiting list to get their hunter education courses completed. Most want to get it under their belts by deer season, but they’re also missing out on the small-game seasons that are crucial training ground for young hunters.
Increased knowledge of grass carp in western Lake Erie gained through research project allows natural resource agencies to collaboratively develop science-based management approaches.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Thursday, Aug. 31 that the DEC will accept written comments on the draft New York State Interagency Chronic Wasting Disease Risk Minimization Plan for an additional two weeks through September 15, 2017. The plan describes potential regulatory changes and actions that DEC and the NYS Department of Agriculture and…
Monies will help Hudson River communities remove dams, replace culverts,
If true, it would be the first time that a coyote has attacked a human in the state COLONIE, N.Y. — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is warning residents in upstate New York following coyote sightings. Coyotes have been spotted in residential areas in the town of Colonie recently. Residents of one neighborhood in the Albany suburb say the…
Archery hunters can participate in the DEC’s Bowhunter Sighting Log.
Freshwater drum from Oneida Lake weighs in at 36 pounds, besting previous state record set in 2016 by more than 6 pounds.
(New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Facebook photo)For the third year, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is turning to goats in the battle against invasive species on Long Island, the agency said in a Facebook post on Tuesday, Aug. 8. The Underhill Preserve, located in Jericho, Nassau County, will host 12 goats enclosed on six acres…
Known as Cowee Forest, the acquired lands provide critical connections to existing conserved areas and recreational resources, including access to the Taconic Crest Trail and the Rensselaer Plateau, as well as protection for important wildlife habitat within a short drive from Albany, N.Y., and Bennington, Vt.
Public comments on the draft plan accepted through September 1.
Hemlock woolly adelgid confirmed on forest preserve lands in the town of Lake George in Warren County.
(New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that the annual Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) Swimming Pool Survey is underway, marking the program’s sixth summer of research work. DEC invites pool owners, now through August 30, to check their pool filters and help keep watch for these invasive beetles before they…
“Citizen scientists” help DEC gauge turkey population.
The DEC recently captured and euthanized the most aggressive of the bears.
But even though the cost is relatively low – about $300 per camping gear kit – some critics question the need for the state to be involved in such a program. Proponents say it’s in the best interest of all citizens to encourage outdoor recreation for its demonstrated physical and emotional health benefits.
Having the encounter in such a pristine environment as Cedar River Flow with an old friend along was surely a blessing.
DEC estimates current breeding population to be 323 pairs.
New York hunters, trappers no longer required to obtain special permit.
Aerial surveys show that about 73 percent of bald eagle nesting territories are occupied this year.
Comes in conjunction with the announcement of the completion of new visitor center at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar.
DEC’s Invasive Species Awareness Week runs through June 15.
Several 5- to 6-foot sturgeon congregating near the Lake Avenue Bridge in what is hoped may be a regular spawning run.