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Free Fishing February 18-19

On the Front Lines

On the Front Lines

Our YouTube series "On The Front Lines" showcases DEC employees and the unique work they do across New York State. The second episode features Fitzgerald Drummond from our Division of Air Resources.

cross-country skiing

Exciting Winter Adventures Await

Thousands of trails on DEC lands are open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Go on a great winter hike, watch wildlife, or try snowmobiling. There's so much winter fun for everyone in NYS.