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More than 50 species of trees and shrubs from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Saratoga Tree Nursery are now available to public and private landowners and schools.

The application period for the cooperative Day-Old Pheasant Chick Program to help hunters has opened.

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation issued new rules at the start of 2016, limiting the time licensed wildlife rehabilitators have before releasing hurt animals, spawning two lawsuits.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued new rules at the beginning of this year for wildlife rehabilitators, drastically limiting their ability to care for injured adult white-tailed deer and placing some — less dramatic — restrictions on their ability to care for orphaned fawns.

Government programs, spending millions in taxpayer money, to kill coyotes is worse than pointless because the attempts at eradication have instead led to proliferation.

Coyotes are in our midst . The state conservation department says, even if they have been silent in Knox this summer, they are generalists and cannot be decimated. A local farmer says, “The coyote is an opportunist.”

New York’s State Superfund Program identifies suspected inactive waste disposal sites that pose a significant threat to public health or the environment, and uses state funds to evaluate, clean up, and monitor the sites.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens has announced that, beginning Thursday, Dec. 26, the public will not be able to purchase hunting, fishing, or trapping licenses, or secure a recreational marine fishing registration or report game that has been killed.

New York’s estimated 823,000 hunters and trappers are officially returning afield for recreational hunting and trapping across upstate New York, according to Joe Martens, the state’s commissioner of environmental conservation. 

A report recommended projects deemed too costly for the district currently dealing with library repairs. Interim Business Official Mark Kellett reported adjusted 2013-14 tax rates.

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