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CFFCM Hosts Virtual Rodmakers Gathering

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum in Livingston Manor recently held its annual Catskill Rodmakers Gathering - online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s theme was “The … more

DEC To Campers: Follow Firewood Requirements To Prevent the Spread Of Invasive Species

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today marked the beginning of fall camping season by reminding New Yorkers and visitors to prevent the spread of damaging invasive … more

DEC Asks Bowhunters To Report Deer That May Have Died From EHD

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) asks bowhunters who may encounter deer affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) this fall to report the find to DEC. EHD is a … more

Be Safe, Be Seen: Hunter Orange Saves Lives

DEC encourages every hunter and outdoor recreationist to wear blaze orange or fluorescent pink. Wearing bright orange or pink prevents other hunters from mistaking a person for an animal or shooting … more

NPS: Northern Snakehead Caught In Upper Delaware River

According to a press release issued Aug. 20 by the National Park Service, an invasive fish - a northern snakehead (Channa argus) was recently caught in the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational … more

Have Your Wildlife Photos Featured At DEC

The DEC Bureau of Wildlife seeks photographs from the public to use in DEC materials including reports, social media, posters, and on its website.  While many people have adjusted their … more

DEC Provides Pheasants For Sponsored Hunts

DEC is accepting applications for sponsored pheasant hunts. Sponsored hunts are free, non-competitive events coordinated by a group, club, individual or organization to benefit youth, women, … more

Remember To Report Turkey Sightings This Month

While exploring the forests and fields around the area this summer, keep an eye out for wild turkeys. Reported observations of wild turkeys are used to track changes in abundance and productivity … more

NYS Hunting and Trapping Licenses For the 2020-2021 Season On Sale

Hunting and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) for the 2020-2021 season went on sale Monday, Aug. 10. With liberal bag limits and some of the longest seasons around, New Yorkers can … more

DEC Announces Completion of Accessible, Sustainable Improvements at Kenneth L. Wilson Campground

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced the completion of improvements to the Kenneth L. Wilson Campground and Day Use Area in Ulster … more

Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower Reopens for Visitors

The administration at the Catskill Center has announced that the Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower (BLM) in Arkville reopened its top cab for visitors to stand tall above the treetops on Aug. 1. … more

A Friend In My Woods

Being a woodlot owner for the past 34 years I consider myself one of the luckiest folks on the planet. As a kid I very rarely played ball, and many would ask my Mom, “Where’s Jack?” … more

CWC Approves Projects, Repairs and Replacements

The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors approved funding for some stormwater projects, flood hazard mitigation projects and several septic repair and replacements on July … more

Lead-Poisoned Eagle Outfitted With GPS Tracking Device

In June, the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) publicized a plea for donations to purchase a GPS Tracking Monitor to track a post-treatment lead-poisoned eagle following rehabilitation in our … more

New System To Purchasing Fishing Licenses

DEC has announced the launch of the state’s new system for the sale of fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses. The new DEC Automated Licensing System (DECALS) includes user-friendly … more

Water Use/Resource Management UDC Committee to Meet July 21

The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will hold the next monthly meeting of its Water Use/Resource Management Committee (WU/RM) on Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in the UDC office, 211 Bridge Street, … more

DEP Reopens Shavertown Hiking Trail Near Pepacton Reservoir

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced last Wednesday that the Shavertown Trail in Delaware County was reopened to visitors on Friday, July 3, after engineers … more

Birding For Beginners

Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) and SUNY Oneonta’s A.J. Read Science Discovery Center for a special workshop introducing the basics of birding as a pastime. The program, presented … more

Wildlife Response Team Rescues DelCo Milk Snake

Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) Nathan Doig and Dustin Osborne received a complaint that a milk snake had found its way into a residence in the town of Davenport and was trapped in a live … more

Audubon Seeks Donations To Track Lead-Poisoned Eagles

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) is seeking donations to allow for the purchase of a GPS tracking monitor (at a cost of $1,400) to track a post-treatment lead-poisoned eagle following … more
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