outdoors

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.

Hunters are invited to submit recommendations to regional Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces to help set the dates of the fall 2017 duck-hunting seasons for each of the state’s waterfowl hunting zones by Feb. 19.

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy was founded 25 years ago on a cold winter evening by a small group of neighbors concerned about the loss of precious open space.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation reminds snowmobilers to ride responsibly and exercise caution as they use the state’s 10,500 miles of trails, and the office offers these guidelines.

The Albany Pine Bush is one of the best remaining inland pitch pine-scrub oak barrens in the world. It is a truly unique place right here in the Capital District.

A cocktail reception to raise funds for the visitor’s center at John Boyd Thacher State Park will be held on Nov. 3.

The opening of a new trail in the Bozen Kill Preserve is a good time to relish the benefits — physical, mental, and spiritual — of a walk in the woods.

To celebrate a new trail at the Bozen Kill Preserve on Sunday, a hike will focus on the seasonal changes of plants and animals from summer to fall, and fall to winter.

NEW SCOTLAND — A pair of peregrine falcons have been spotted on the south side of John Boyd Thacher State Park. But, while the news of the endangered birds have brought about excitement of their discovery, it has raised about concern over potential plans for an “adventure ropes course” proposed for the area.

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