Wildlife

Franklin Gulf Park

Formerly known as Larkin Woods, Franklin Gulf Park is a 637-acre, County-owned, undeveloped park in the Towns of Eden and North Collins. It is primarily a wooded area that has impressive topography and scenic natural features, such as creeks, ravines,…

NYS DEC Expects Spring to Reveal Winterkills

DEC ADVISES PUBLIC ON THE POTENTIAL FOR “WINTERKILLS” ON AREA WATERS Small Nutrient-Rich Waters Most Vulnerable March 16, 2011 Contact: Lori Severino (518) 402-8000 As the ice melts across the state, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)…

Bear Spray vs Bullets

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service study concluded that bear spray is more effective than firearms in stopping bear attacks. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has authorized its field employees to carry bear spray based on the USFWS report and a study…

NYS DEC Proposes Revised Bear Feeding Rules

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has published proposed regulations to amend the DEC’s black bear feeding regulations to establish a comprehensive, state-wide prohibition on the intentional and incidental feeding of black bears in New York. The proposed…

Black Bears in WNY on the increase

The New York State Department of Environmental conservation has issued an alert about the increased risk of encounters with black bears in Western New York (DEC Region 9) this spring and summer. Watch this the DEC TV video on black…