Part 106: Public Use Of The Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area
(Statutory authority: Environmental Conservation Law, § 11-2101)
The provisions of this Part apply to the Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area located in the Town of Red Hook, Dutchess County.
The Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area is one segment of the Hudson River National Estuarine Sanctuary. It was acquired by New York State for the purpose of wetlands preservation, protection and perpetuation of the unique natural features of the area and to provide for public use and enjoyment. Additional public uses of the area will include activities relating to environmental education and research, such as archeology. These regulations will be interpreted and applied in a manner which will advance, balance and reconcile these varied uses.
(a) Except pursuant to prior written authorization from the Department of Environmental Conservation regional supervisor of natural resources, or his/her agent, the following are prohibited:
(1) parking any vehicle beyond the limits of a posted quota for vehicles in parking areas;
(2) setting or maintaining an open fire;
(3) removing, cutting or damaging vegetation of any kind, or removing or damaging any natural feature, fossil mineral, or archeological or historical artifact;
(4) failing to comply with the instructions on any sign posted by the department; and
(5) discharging a firearm except for the purpose of lawfully taking wildlife.
(b) Part 51 of this Title also applies to the Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area.
(c) The department may eject any person from the area for behavior that endangers the safety of persons on the area or on adjacent waters, that interferes with the management or uses of the area's natural resources or that endangers or disturbs persons or domestic animals on adjacent lands.