New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC, DEC, or EnCon) is a department of the New York state government.[4] The department guides and regulates the conservation, improvement, and protection of New York's natural resources; manages Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack and Catskill parks, state forest lands, and wildlife management areas; regulates sport fishing, hunting and trapping; and enforces the state's environmental laws and regulations. Its regulations are compiled in Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations. It was founded in 1970, replacing the previous Conservation Department.

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New York State
Albany County
Albany, NY
Academy Park, Albany New York
Albany Corning Preserve
Albany Pine Bush
Albany Schools
Bulldozing the Albany Pine Bush
Center Square Pub
Central Ave Powerhouse
Corning Tower Observation Deck
Downtown Albany, NY
Empire State Plaza
Empire State Plaza - Concourse
Empire State Plaza Skating Center
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
Hoffman Park
Lincoln Park
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Price Chopper
Site of Former Tandor Palace
The Egg Performing Arts Center
Tivoli Lake Preserve
Washington Park
West Capitol Park

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Estimated Full Time Staff at NYS DEC, by Program Area

Full time equivalent positions as of March 31, 2017.

The largest staffed area at the NYS DEC is the program of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, which is what 20% of full time employees are dedicated to at the agency. About the same amount is dedicated to the DEC's program of Air and Water Quality Management. 14% of the staff works in Environmental Enforcement (Forest Rangers and Conservation Officers). 13% of the staff works in Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources (hunting and fishing) and 11% of staff is allocated to Forest and Land Resources. 8% of the staff works in Operations, which manages campgrounds and infrastructure like bridges and roads on DEC lands. Rehabilitation and Improvement staff, another 8% of the agency, work on various Capital Projects. 7% of the agency is classified as Administrative, about half of which is agency administration and other half is legal services relating to superfund.

Data Source: New York State Enacted Budget Appropriations (Non-Capital): 2016-2017.

Good evening! Mostly clear and 63 degrees in Albany. There is a north breeze at 5 mph. The dew point is 53 degrees.

Tonight will have patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low of 53 degrees at 6am. Three degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 53 at 10pm. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. The record low of 39 occurred back in 1976. Waxing Crescent Moon tonight with 12% illuminated. The moon will . The First Quarter Moon is next Friday at 11:49 am with partly cloudy skies expected. The Full “Corn” Moon is in 2 weeks at 7:05 pm.

Tomorrow will have patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high of 77 degrees at 3pm. Typical for Tomorrow. Maximum dew point of 53 at 5pm. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the morning. The record high of 100 was set in 1953. The sun will rise at 6:22 am with the first light at 5:53 am, which is 1 minutes and 4 seconds later then yesterday.

Looking ahead, Corn Moon is in 2 weeks, Veterans Day is in 10 weeks and Buy Nothing Day / Black Friday is in 12 weeks.