With the help of volunteers, Cohocton Watershed Shade Enhancement Project gets underway with the planting of hundreds of trees.
A fund of $25,000 was approved for a Cohocton Watershed Shade Enhancement Project, which will reduce erosion and benefit the trout population of the Cohocton River.
Environmentalists have loudly worried that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, may threaten water and air, though the Obama administration and many state regulators say the practice is safe when done properly. Threats to wildlife have flown largely under the radar.
New York bear hunters took 1,337 black bears during the 2012 hunting seasons, making last year the third-highest bear harvest on record in New York. Steuben County had 97 bear taken.
Whitetails represent very different things to different people.
The DEC is looking for area citizens to participate in the Landowner Incentive Program, which offers financial rewards to landowners who help promote bird habitats on their property.
The DEC is beginning a new research project on wild turkey survival to help improve the management of the popular game bird, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced this week.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 8 Director Paul D’Amato last week recognized Tom Rauber of Dansville for his countless hours of service spanning decades that contributed to the highly successful restoration of New York State’s bald eagle population.
In 1965, Rauber discovered what is believed to have been the last known bald eagle nest in New York state, located at the south end of Hemlock Lake, in Springwater. The pair of eagles had failed to hatch a single egg, despite several years of trying because DDT poisoning weakened their eggshells, which were then broken during incubation.
Energy from willows is moving out of the experimental stage and into commercial production in New York.
Local man catches photo on trail camera.
Once common throughout the Northeast, the New England cottontail population has decreased dramatically over the past half century as development of land and natural forest growth have cut into its available habitat.
The 2012 regular big game hunting season for deer and black bears in New York’s Southern Zone opens at sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 17, and closes at sunset on Sunday, Dec. 9. See the 2012-13 New York Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide for more information. It’s also available on the DEC website. You must possess a valid 2012 Big Game or Sportsman license in order to hunt.
Oak Duke, founder of In the Outdoors and the long-time outdoors writer for the Sunday Spectator, has picked up another state award.
Walt Franklin presented “Anchorholds: A Fly-Fisher Reads the Water” as part of Alfred University’s fall Environmental Studies Seminar Series to a group of students and community members in the Roon Lecture Hall of Alfred University’s Science Center.
Have you noticed the subtle signs of seasonal change that have been taking place these days? The days are getting noticeably shorter and the morning symphony of birdsong has been replaced by an evening chorus of crickets.
With their normal summer diet of greens and berries shriveled by summer heat or drought in many spots nationwide, hungry bears are rummaging through garbage, ripping through screens and crawling into cars in search of sustenance.
In last month’s column, I wrote about my futile attempt to photograph a baby whitetail fawn in my woods. It was perhaps two weeks old at the time and had little difficulty putting 100 yards of underbrush between itself and me in a matter of seconds. As I wrote then, even though a fawn can walk soon after birth, it spends its first week or so lying still in an effort to remain hidden. But this deer took flight and I was out of luck.
It looked like a rock, said Priscilla Cone.
Steuben County native Tom Snyder, the Director of Conservation and Outreach at the Florida International Teaching Zoo, is helping launch the izooschool.com ZOO2U Distance Learning Program.
Anglers should be aware of spawning lake sturgeon in tributaries of the Great Lakes, including the Genesee River locally in Allegany County, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has advised.