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DEC Does What?!

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has launched a new podcast, “DEC Does What?!” to spotlight the important work of DEC experts working to protect New Yorkers and the state’s environment. Hosted by Executive Deputy Commissioner Sean Mahar and Chief of Staff Erica Ringewald, this bi-weekly podcast [...]

By |April 15th, 2024|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, NYSDEC, Research|Comments Off on DEC Does What?!

New Paltz Tree City USA Recognition Event 2024

For the second consecutive Thursday, representatives of New York State Tree Lines, Tree Campuses and Tree Cities gathered to celebrate their accomplishments in 2023, this week at SUNY New Paltz. State Forester Fiona Watt kicked off the morning with some remarks on the achievements of New York [...]

By |April 9th, 2024|Categories: Arbor Day, Tree Campus USA, Tree City USA|Comments Off on New Paltz Tree City USA Recognition Event 2024

ReLeaf Workshop: Changing Climate Changing Forests

This in-person climate-stewardship-focused workshop will allow participants to learn about a variety of topics, including beech leaf disease, urban trees and carbon, NYC Housing Authority tree projects, youth involvement in green careers, and the Woodlawn Arboretum. Hosted by ReLeaf Region 2, the event will take place May 10, 2024, [...]

By |April 8th, 2024|Categories: Climate Change, ReLeaf Workshops, Training|Comments Off on ReLeaf Workshop: Changing Climate Changing Forests

Trees, Please!

Great Elm, Crotona Park/Matthew Lopez-Jensen   “It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” — Robert [...]

By |April 1st, 2024|Categories: Trees Please|Comments Off on Trees, Please!

$1.35 Million Available to Protect New York Forests

DEC has opened a third round of competitive grants for the Forest Conservation Easements for Land Trusts (FCELT) Grant Program. In partnership with the Land Trust Alliance, a total of $1.35 million in grant funding is available for eligible, accredited land trusts to purchase conservation easements on forested land for [...]

By |March 27th, 2024|Categories: Grants, NYSDEC|Comments Off on $1.35 Million Available to Protect New York Forests
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