Department of Environmental Conservation

GUILDERLAND — Neighbors say that the stream that runs parallel to Western Avenue and behind their homes on Concord Hill Drive and Halfmoon Drive is now as much as 25 feet closer to their homes, threatening to swallow their outbuildings. The water is directed through culverts toward Route 146 and the Normanskill.

Frederick Wagner wants to begin mining on a 5-acre portion of the land he owns in Guilderland, at Stitt Road and Route 158. He would also continue to operate the excavating and landscape contracting facility he owns, off Maeotsa Lane.

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.

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