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Operation Safe Harvest: DEC initiative to be sure hunting laws are followed

Operation Safe Harvest: DEC initiative to be sure hunting laws are followed
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos shared that Operation Safe Harvest is in full swing. The measure works to ensure all hunters are following the State’s hunting laws and safety guidelines while hunting big game. "New York ... more
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DEC announces hunting season will begin Nov. 19, 2022 in Southern Zone

DEC announces hunting season will begin Nov. 19, 2022 in Southern Zone
With the hunting season set to begin this month, the Department of Environmental Conservation wants to remind hunters of responsibilities and safety measures. Bear and deer hunting with firearms is set to begin in the ... more
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Soil contamination in Corning parks will be investigated by NYSDEC

Soil contamination in Corning parks will be investigated by NYSDEC
The City of Corning has two parks that are believed to have soil contamination. The Department of Environmental Conservation has started an investigation approved by the city council. The parks in question are Mckinney Park ... more
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Hemlock wooly adelgid in Steuben County

Hemlock wooly adelgid in Steuben County
An invasive insect has been found attacking hemlock trees at the Birdseye Hollow State Forest in Steuben County. The Department of Environmental Conservation has been treating the trees that have the insects on it. The ... more
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Slithering through the FLX: Experts say you shouldn’t fear this ‘laid back’ snake species (video)

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If you have ever been hiking on a trail in the Finger Lakes, there's a possibility you might have run into one of the most common snake species in New York: The timber rattlesnake. "They ... more
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DEC denies Greenidge air permit renewal after months of consideration, public feedback

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has denied Greenidge Generation its Title V air permit renewal. The facility is located in the town of Torrey, Yates County. DEC conducted a comprehensive review of ... more
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DEC will begin treatment to control parasitic sea lamprey in Seneca Lake next week, improving fishing

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that work to combat the parasitic sea lamprey will take place the week of Oct. 11, on the Catharine Creek Canal in Schuyler County. By effectively ... more
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New York DEC purchases 65.7 acres of property to expand Bare Hill Unique Area

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The New York State DEC announces their acquisition of 65.7 acres of land from the Town of Middlesex in Yates County. The land is going to be added to the Bare Hill Unique Area. In ... more
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New York DEC announces most small game hunting seasons begin Oct. 1

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New York DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that most small game hunting seasons will open on Friday, Oct. 1, with special opportunities for youth and military members. "Every fall, more than 60,000 hunters venture afield ... more
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