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Stamford: Ice rescue training

New York State Forest Rangers participated in flat ice rescue training with the Delaware County Technical Rescue Team Feb. 18. Rescuers practiced multiple flat ice rescue techniques including the use … more

Looking for a few good stewards

In between the frigid days there are sure signs of spring and with that, the Friends of Bramley Mountain Fire Tower’s (FOBMFT) thoughts are set on June, when the tower on Bramley Mountain will … more

2024 Delhi Bridge Run seeks sponsors

The Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce announces that the 28th annual Delhi Bridge 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, June 1 with a 9 a.m. starting time.  Race registration is now open on … more

Safety and Education: Don’t Hike in Secret

A simple yet often forgotten safety tip is to let someone else know when you’re going on a hike. Whether it be a roommate, friend, or family member, it’s important that another … more

Leave No Trace™—Trail Registers

In addition to telling someone about your hiking plans, don’t forget to sign in at the trail register. This is important not only for your safety, but also for DEC to monitor recreation by … more

Annual school seedling program for educators

Want to involve your students in hands-on learning about the role of trees in ecosystems while participating in conservation? Since 1985, DEC’s School Seedling Program has distributed nearly … more

Celebrating giants among us

The newest Big Tree Register dec.ny.gov/nature/animals-fish-plants/plants/big-tree-register – a list of the largest known trees in New York state – is now available. Each year, Big Tree … more

It’s a Boy! It’s a Girl!

If bears had birthday parties, they’d all be in January and February. That’s when winter dens across the country turn into nurseries as most pregnant bears give birth to cubs weighing in … more

Free Fishing Weekend Feb. 17-18

The first set of Free Fishing Days of 2024 kicks off Presidents Weekend in New York on February 17-18. A fishing license isn’t required over the course of these two days allowing you or someone … more

Jigging for Panfish

Gear: Ultra-light jigging rod with 2-6 pound test. Bait : Jig tipped with spikes (insect larvae) or small hook baited with a small minnow. Using dough-like scented baits are an effective … more

Dave Brandt TU Chapter meets Feb. 12

The February meeting of the Dave Brandt Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be held on Monday Feb. 12 at The Plains Senior Living Center at 163 Heritage Place in Oneonta. This meeting will be held on the … more

2024 Catskills Fire Tower Challenge

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced the 2024 Catskills Fire Tower Challenge to highlight the world-class tourism destinations and recreational opportunities in … more
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