Apr 09, 2014 — HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) A New York environmental officer killed in the line of duty is being remembered 100 years after his death.
Samuel Taylor was shot on April 5, 1914 as he attempted to apprehend a duck hunter along the Mohawk River. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says 38-year-old was the first environmental officer killed in the line of duty in New York. Taylor's official title was game protector. Go to full article
Apr 09, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State environmental regulators are reminding New Yorkers that residential brush burning is prohibited in towns with less than 20,000 residents until May 14... Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Apr 03, 2014 — Red squirrels do well in an abundant year for spruce and balsam cones, eating as many as fifty a day. Introduced to Newfoundland for the first time in the 1960s, squirrels... Go to full article
Apr 01, 2014 — Lots of birds have begun returning to the North Country from their wintering grounds. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is recruiting volunteers for its annual NestWatch citizen... Go to full article