Talk:New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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Website not public domain?[edit]

It seems that website policy http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/577.html is incompatible with wikipedia. Is there any way how to use its content? --Snek01 (talk) 21:34, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes, paraphrase it and cite it properly. As you would any other copyrighted resource. Daniel Case (talk) 23:49, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

This page is woefully incomplete[edit]

This page should also cover the NYS Conservation Department, and whatever preceded that. There is so little information about Forest Rangers, and what they do, like maintaining trails.

My brother was on the Blue Fox Search and rescue team, and there's virtually nothing about that. I do know it [Blue Fox] was patterned after the California group "Sierra Madre Search and Rescue team". They were called in [to NY] on a search and the state was so impressed with them that they started their own team.

Also there's little or nothing about what went into the decision to have Rangers carry guns.DavidHenrickson (talk) 20:56, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

If there's reliable sources with this information, please put links or other info here. I'd love to have a more detailed history of the predecessor agencies. And more stuff about the Forest Rangers (actually, and I can speak from personal experience here, a lot of trail maintenance is done by private groups). I wrote the most perfunctory outline I could a few years ago because I was linking to this so much, and I'd love more info. Daniel Case (talk) 02:41, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Updates to February 2014[edit]

Much of the information here is four or more years out of date. Please, can we work to update some of these sections? Bearian (talk) 17:51, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

DEC Commissioner[edit]

Basil Seggos, deputy secretary for the environment in Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration, has been nominated as DEC Commissioner, subject to legislative approval (Conners, "New DEC commissioner faces hard choices ahead," Poughkeepsie Journal, 10/6/2015). DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 18:18, 12 October 2015 (UTC)