Work on the Caledonia Hatchery has Finally Begun

Caledonia Hatchery (585-538-6300), located in Livingston County in the Village of Caledonia, is the oldest hatchery in New York State and the Western Hemisphere. The hatchery rears Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Virtually all of the two-year-old Brown Trout used in NYSDEC‘s stocking program for 13-15 inch trout are produced at Caledonia Hatchery. Annual production isContinue reading “Work on the Caledonia Hatchery has Finally Begun”

Online Hunter Education Course Available For NY Hunters

From – NYSDEC Hunting and Trapping Newsletter The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation sent this bulletin on 04/13/2020 02:41 PM EDT First-time hunters who want to hunt during New York’s turkey hunting seasons must first earn a hunter education certificate prior to purchasing their first hunting license. This applies to both the regularContinue reading “Online Hunter Education Course Available For NY Hunters”

Budget Amendment Concerning Permitting of Renewable Energy Projects Needs to be Removed

The annual budget process for New York State is a complicated and drawn out process that is due for final presentation and approval by April 1st.  To the credit of Governor Cuomo, he has been able to present an on-time budget to the legislature with greater frequency than most other Governors.  The process allows forContinue reading “Budget Amendment Concerning Permitting of Renewable Energy Projects Needs to be Removed”

The New York State Conservation Council’s Spring / Legislative Meeting for 2020 has been cancelled

May 14, 2020 It has been decided, due to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 that the Spring / Legislative Meeting for the New York State Conservation Council, will be cancelled.  This decision has been further supported by the fact that our reservations at the Herkimer County Community College have been cancelled by the College.  This isContinue reading “The New York State Conservation Council’s Spring / Legislative Meeting for 2020 has been cancelled”