News and Updates

ECO Timothy Fay Honored as Top New York Wildlife Conservation Officer

Monday, August 28, 2017

Article from the NYS DEC Webpage

August 28, 2017

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Timothy Fay received the 2016 "Officer of the Year" award from the Shikar-Safari Club International in a ceremony hosted by long-time Club member Robert Stackler, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.

Shikar-Safari Club International was founded in 1952 by an international group of hunters interested in exchanging ideas about the sport. Each year the club sponsors an award for the Wildlife Conservation Police Officer of the Year in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces and the territories of both nations, acknowledging the important part ECOs play in local, national, and international wildlife conservation.

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Gov Cuomo Announces Newest Graduate Class of Environmental Conservation Officers and Forest Rangers

Monday, August 28, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the graduation of 31 Environmental Conservation Officers and nine Forest Rangers from the State Department of Environmental Conservation's 21st Basic School for Uniformed Officers. The 40 new officers received their diplomas in a formal ceremony at the Kallet Theater in Pulaski today, Friday, August 25.

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DEC Forest Rangers Home from Fighting Montana Wildfires

Friday, August 11, 2017

We are pleased that the first crew of DEC employees, made up of mostly NYS Forest Rangers, made it back from fighting wildfires in Montana safe and sound. 

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