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Contacts for Freshwater Wetlands

DEC's Freshwater Wetlands Program resides in the Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources. Division staff in the regional offices implement most aspects of the wetlands program. However, wetlands staff work closely with other organizational units, other agencies and levels of government, and with non-governmental parties to carry out the program's mission.

In Central Office, the following staff can help you with questions pertaining to general, statewide aspects of the program:

For questions related to the overall freshwater wetlands program:

Timothy Post
Freshwater Wetlands Program Manager
625 Broadway - 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-4756
518-402-8848
518-402-8925 (fax)
Email: FW.Habitat@dec.ny.gov

For questions related to freshwater wetlands mapping:

Judy Marth Stevens
Freshwater Wetlands Mapping Coordinator
625 Broadway - 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-4756
518-402-8849
518-402-8925 (fax)
Email: FW.Habitat@dec.ny.gov

In DEC's Region Offices, the following staff can help you with the following questions:

For questions related to whether specific activities require a permit or about a specific wetland:
contact the Permit staff for the DEC Region and county where the wetland is located.

To report a violation:
contact the DEC Region Enforcement for the county where the suspected violation occurs.

For questions relating to tidal wetlands:
see the Tidal Wetlands homepage.


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