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Manage beech leaf disease

Beech leaf disease (BLD) is a tree disease that causes leaf striping, defoliation, and mortality of beech trees. BLD first arrived in New York state in 2018 and has since spread to 48 of 62 … more

Black bass tournament permit regs, reporting

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the release of a regulatory proposal to implement a fishing tournament permit and reporting system for black bass (largemouth bass … more

Protect against invasive species this fishing season

April 1 marked the beginning of the harvest season for trout. While fishing this season, you can take steps to protect your waters from aquatic invasive species (AIS). AIS can outcompete native … more

Keep ‘Lights Out’ to protect migrating birds

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Office of General Services (OGS) reminds New Yorkers to take action to protect migrating birds as they navigate night skies by … more

It’s springtime - think birds!

Spring is an ideal time to observe bird migrations. New York is conveniently located along the Atlantic Flyway, a main migration routes, a great opportunity to observe birds flying to their summer … more

Trout fishing tips

Water temperatures can be cold in the spring due to snowmelt and cold rains. If water temperatures are low (35-40°F), look for trout holding in deeper, slower moving water. Slow drifts and … more

Volunteer landowners needed for bird atlas surveys

DEC and its partners at Cornell are implementing surveys as part of the third Breeding Bird Atlas, currently entering its final field season. Volunteer landowners are needed to provide access for … more

Walking Walton: outdoor enthusiasts invite community to explore

WALTON - A retired Walton couple, Bob and Maxine Locherer, have taken their love of the outdoors and Walton to the trails, hills and rail beds in and around Walton. They have formed a “Walking … more

Life jacket reminder

Everyone aboard boats less than 21 feet in length, including rowboats, canoes, and kayaks, must wear a life jacket while underway between Nov. 1 and May 1. Dressing in layers is also recommended to … more

DEC launches podcast

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) launched a new podcast, “DEC Does What?!” Each episode will feature conversations with DEC experts about the … more

Youth hunting in DelCo

DELHI - Delaware County Economic Development Committee members discussed the extension of the state’s youth hunting program, Wednesday, April 3. A resolution will be presented to Delaware … more

Total solar eclipse April 8

On Monday, April 8 starting just after 3 p.m., a total solar eclipse will pass through about one third of New York state, from the southwest corner near the Pennsylvania border through to the … more
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