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Environmental Conservation Officers and Forest Rangers by Region

When to Call an ECO and When to Call a Forest Ranger

Both Environmental Conservation Officers and Forest Rangers protect New York's natural resources and people.

Environmental Conservation Officers enforce New York's Environmental Conservation Laws, including those relating to environmental quality, hunting, fishing and trapping and protection of natural resources.

Forest Rangers organize and conduct wildland search and rescue missions, prevent and suppress forest fires and act as stewards of public lands.

To determine your DEC region, find your county on the list below:

Marine and Coastal District: Regions 1, 2 and 3 (south of the Tappan Zee Bridge)

Region 1: (Long Island) Nassau and Suffolk counties

Region 2: (New York City) Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island

Region 3: (Lower Hudson Valley) Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties

Region 4: (Capital Region) Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie counties

Region 5: (Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain) Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties

Region 6 (Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario) Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence counties

Region 7: (Central New York) Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga and Tompkins counties

Region 8: (Western Finger Lakes) Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties

Region 9: (Western New York) Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming counties

Environmental Conservation Officer Rosters

Forest Ranger Rosters

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