By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 - 11:17 am
In the Daily Freeman today: The state Department of Environmental Conservation is mulling whether to fine the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for using stimulus funds to tear up a big chunk of the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge in the name... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 - 9:12 am
Interested in studying and practicing conservation in local forest landscapes? The Mohonk Preserve might be interested in you  From NY Flora: The condition of the Preserve’s forest have degraded due to more than 50 years of fire suppression,  white-... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 - 8:48 am
After last week's controversial goose murder in the town of Ulster, a 19-year-old named Christopher Roser has been charged with the act. Instead of being charged with animal cruelty, however, he's being charged with "the unlawful taking of a migratory... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 - 3:44 pm
In today's New York Times: A number of states are thinking about banning felt-soled waders, a piece of gear that's perfect for keeping anglers steady on their feet -- and also for transporting the noxious microscopic algae known as didymo, or "rock snot... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010 - 2:02 pm
A paper published in the prestigious research journal Science on August 6 makes a dire prediction: The little brown bat, the Northeast's most common bat and an important species in the ecology of the region, could become extinct in the region within 16... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jul. 23, 2010 - 9:51 am
Bad news: The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), a highly destructive Asian beetle that threatens to effectively wipe out ash trees in North American forests, has been found in a USDA trap in Saugerties. New York State Department of Environmental... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010 - 11:19 am
The vanishingly rare Isotria medeoloides, the small whorled pogonia, has just been found again in New York State. The last time it was spotted within our borders was in an Onandaga County swamp in 1976. A press release from the state office of Parks,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 20, 2010 - 1:56 pm
The New York Flora Association is calling on all backyard entomologists to keep a sharp eye out for the rusty-patched bumblebee and the yellow banded bumblebee. If you spot one, let them know. According to the Xerxes Society, the two bee species are... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 12, 2010 - 11:04 am
Over the weekend, the DEP, Theodore Gordon Flyfishers and Trout Unlimited restored a riverbank along a section of Horton Brook. Here's the DEP press release.
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2010 - 2:34 pm
The DEC just announced some grant funding for private landowners interested in helping out the bog turtle. Grant recipients are eligible for awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, depending on the project. To maximize the program's benefits, DEC will... Read more


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