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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

Abnormally Dry Conditions Through Most of Eastern New York

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos urges New Yorkers to practice the utmost safety when burning wood and brush outdoors during recent dry … more

Fleischmanns’ Mountain Athletic Club Grounds

WATERFORD - Last week, the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended 28 sites for listing on the State and National Registers for Historic Places. Among them was the Mountain … more

‘Friends of Bramley Mountain’ Push For Return of Fire Tower

DELHI - The Friends of Bramley Mountain Fire Tower are pushing to establish a new fire tower. The trail is located on Glen Bernie Road in Delhi, near the intersection with County Route 18, or 3.3 … more

Turkey Take

Brothers Freddy Dell’Aquila (15) and John Dell’Aquila (18) harvested turkeys three hours apart in Tompkins on Saturday, May 16. Freddy’s bird (left) weighed 18 lbs 4 oz., had an 8 … more

Materials Available From DRBC’s May 12 MACC Meeting

DRBC’s Monitoring Advisory and Coordination Committee (MACC) met on May 12.  Materials from the meeting are available at www.nj.gov/drbc/about/advisory/MACC_may2020.html.   The … more
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