Department of Environmental Conservation

Albany Pine Bush Preserve prescribed burns

An initiative by the Department of Environmental Conservation to preserve a habitat of young forests has led to action plans for two protected areas in Albany County: the Louise E. Keir Wildlife Management Area in Coeymans, and the Margaret Burke Wildlife Management Area in Knox. 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminds ice anglers to use caution and common sense as ice-fishing season begins across much of New York State. The DEC outlines these guidelines in a recent release.

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.

GUILDERLAND — Laura Shore of Guilderland found out the hard way that the beautiful ornamental plant growing in her yard was toxic giant hogweed: by trying to prune it.

Humans must honor the contract that protects deer.

People are always concerned about health and safety and damage but they continue to enjoy and value the presence of deer," says a Cornell researcher who helps develop a process for setting limits on deer.

Flooding from a collapsed beaver’s dam closed Route 443 near Route 85 on Wednesday, but public safety and public works teams cleared the road soon after.

In order to get toilet water from the Berne hamlet into the Fox Creek below, it has to be cleaned through the sewer district’s treatment facility, which recently started flowing wastewater through its tanks and coarse sand filter.

An out-of-town property owner claims Tim Lippert is obstructing improvements to his Beaver Road property for possible personal interests.

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