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Two bucks at Deere Valley Trails. Archive Photo of the Day, 1/7/11: Ange Gray.
Two bucks at Deere Valley Trails. Archive Photo of the Day, 1/7/11: Ange Gray.

NY state 2013 deer harvest nearly the same as 2012

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State environmental conservation officials say hunters harvested more than 243,000 deer in New York state during the 2013 hunting season, nearly the same as the take for the previous year.

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens says the 2013 harvest included nearly 129,000 adult female deer and fawns and about 114,700 adult bucks. The 2012 deer harvest was just under 243,000.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/cindy47452/106023919/">Cindy Seigle</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Cindy Seigle, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Brush burning banned in some towns until May 14

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 because of increased risk of fires during spring months.

The Department of Environmental Conservation said Tuesday wildfires can start and spread due to open burning of debris and dried out foliage. The agency said that open burning of debris is the largest cause of wildfire in the state.  Go to full article
Game protector Samuel Taylor's name will be added to the wall of the Police Officers Memorial in Albany. Photo: <a href="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3073/2580716878_3ac0f21ac7_z_d.jpg">Joel Kramer</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Game protector Samuel Taylor's name will be added to the wall of the Police Officers Memorial in Albany. Photo: Joel Kramer, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY environmental officer killed in 1914 honored

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
Where drillers want to use hydrofracking in New York: pending well permit applications for high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Image: Innovation Trail
Where drillers want to use hydrofracking in New York: pending well permit applications for high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Image: Innovation Trail

Fracking opponents prep for comments fight

New York's Department of Environmental Conservation released a draft set of regulations for hydraulic fracturing in November. Those proposed rules are open for public comment until Jan. 11, 2013.

Fracking opponents are preparing to make the most of the opportunity.  Go to full article

State lawmakers grill Department of Environmental conservation on hydrofracking

About a dozen Assembly members spent much of the day Thursday questioning top officials from the state's Department of Environmental Conservation at a public hearing on hydrofracking. The Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick reports from Albany.  Go to full article
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Half-mile stretch of Black River contaminated, but not dangerous, says DEC

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is joining the Federal Environmental Protection Agency in the effort to clean up a heavily polluted half-mile section of the Black River.

Paper mills and other industry along the river near the villages of Carthage and West Carthage, left it heavily polluted. The area was declared an EPA Superfund site last year. But it's still heavily used for fishing, rafting and kayaking, and there are several homes along the polluted stretch.  Go to full article
Employees "kinked up the hose" but it didn't work, according to DEC documents.
Employees "kinked up the hose" but it didn't work, according to DEC documents.

Madrid's Mapleview Dairy may face fine for 1000 gallon manure spill

A Madrid Dairy could face a fine of up to $37,000 from the state Department of Environmental Conservation after it spilled 1000 gallons of liquid manure from its manure storage lagoon into Brandy Brook on July 6.

The headline of this story formerly read "10,000 gallon." NCPR regrets the error.--ed.  Go to full article

DEC will not complete report on hydrofracking by Friday deadline

Although the DEC has been working on a study about hydrofracking in New York's Marcellus Shale for four years, they have not finished a draft requested for Friday by the Cuomo administration. Emma Jacobs from the Innovation Trail has more.  Go to full article
Helms flying service (Photo:  Used by permission from Tom Helms)
Helms flying service (Photo: Used by permission from Tom Helms)

APA poised to reject continued float plane traffic on Lows Lake

The Adirondack Park Agency is expected to reject a plan put forward by state officials that would extend the use of floatplanes on Lows Lake. Motorized access to the remote mountain lake has been controversial for years. The APA board will take a final vote today. As Brian Mann reports, the fierce debate has divided state agencies and sparked disagreements among pro-environment groups.  Go to full article

Adirondacks motorized recreation debate focuses on float planes and Lows Lake

State officials have revived a controversial debate over the use of float planes on a remote Adirondack lake. The Department of Environmental Conservation says pilots carrying tourists and fishermen should have access to Lows Lake for another ten years. But many paddlers have complained about the flights and a coalition of green groups says the new plan violates state law. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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