News and Updates

Congratulations Environmental Conservation Officer Rick Wood

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Congratulations ECO Wood on being selected as the New York State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s 2012 ECO of the Year!

Officer Wood joins a select list of past recipients who exemplify the dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism of the ranks of ECO’s across New York State and we are proud of him to have received this recognition.

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EnCon Forest Rangers conduct night time search and rescue training on Southern Lake Champlain

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers recently conducted night time search and rescue training with air boats on Southern Lake Champlain. With temperatures hovering in the single digits, rescue personnel employed a mock airplane crash as a potential search and rescue scenario. 

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SUNY Police at Oneonta respond to a dormitory fire

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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The Associated Press covers investigation into illegal ivory trade

Monday, December 31, 2012

The Associated Press published a story about the Department of Environmental Conservation Police Officers' and Investigators' involvement in a detailed and lengthy investigation into illegal ivory sales.  The investigation resulted in convictions of dealers and seizure of many pieces of ivory.  The AP story can be found here.


 

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Environmental Conservation Officers respond to assist beached finback whale

Monday, December 31, 2012

On December 26, 2012 the Department of Environmental Conservation was notified of a beached whale in Breezy Point (Queens) NY.  

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Forest Rangers Rescue Fallen Ice Climber

Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Forest Rangers and EnCon Police assist in search for missing Dutchess County men

Monday, December 24, 2012

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13-year-old boy found after having gone missing in Whaupaunaucau State Forest

Sunday, December 23, 2012

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Forest Rangers practice helicopter rescue operations

Friday, December 21, 2012

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Environmental Conservation Officers and Investigators efforts succeed in illegal ivory case

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dan De Federicis, Executive Director of the NYS PBA stated he is extremely proud of the work Environmental Conservation Officers and Investigators accomplish in protecting our fish and wildlife.  “Taking $2 million of elephant ivory off the black market in one operation underscores the magnitude of the impact a small dedicated force can have while focused upon their mission to prevent profiteering from the illegal exploitation of our fish and wildlife.”

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