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Forest Ranger Division Fact Sheet for 2013

Division Members

  • 106 Forest Rangers
  • 28 Forest Ranger Lieutenants, Captains & Directors
  • 9 Administrative Support Staff
  • 3 Fire Cache Equipment Specialists

State Lands and Easements Acres

  • 3,154,383 Adirondack & Catskill Forest Preserve
  • 814,195 State Forests, Reforestation and Multiple Use Areas
  • 206,611 Wildlife Management Areas
  • 897,039 Conservation Easements
  • 19,241 Other DEC Lands
  • 85,310 New York City Department of Environmental Protection Access Lands
  • 5,176,779 total acres of DEC Administered Lands

2013 Population

  • 19.7 million in New York State
  • 32.6 million in Surrounding States (VT, MA, CT, NJ, PA)

Wildfire Management Program

  • 85 Fires Suppressed in the Spring
  • 10 Fires Suppressed in the Summer
  • 28 Fires Suppressed in the Fall/Winter
  • 1,059 Acres Burned
  • 19 Prescribed Fires
  • 453 Acres of Prescribed Fire
  • 2,794 Burning Permits Issued
  • 145 Burning Permits Inspected
  • 50 Wildfire Control or ICS Training Events with 1,058 Participants
  • 67 Fire Prevention Events with 17,971 Participants
  • 103 Fire Prevention Law Violations/Tickets
  • 370 $1,000 Grants to Rural VFDs

Search & Rescue Program

  • 171 Search Missions
  • 105 Rescue Missions
  • 11 Recoveries
  • 0 Fugitive Searches
  • 91 Search and Rescue or First Aid Training Events with 2,346 Participants

Protection of State Lands & Resources

  • 66,699 Inspections of Trailheads/Access Points
  • 18,580 Miles of Trails Walked, Snowshoe, Ski
  • 1,586 Hours of Boat Patrol
  • 1,627 Navigation Law Safety Checks
  • 12,722 Miles of Snowmobile Patrol
  • 16, 764 Snowmobile Law Safety Checks
  • 9,942 Inspections of Occupied Campsites
  • 2,004 State Land Camping Permits Issued
  • 1,743 Miles of State Boundary Line Inspected
  • 1,197 State Land Use Permits Inspected
  • 1,545 Patrols of DEC Public Campgrounds
  • 557 ATV Violation Tickets Issued
  • 1,347 State Land Offense Tickets/Arrests
  • 471 Offenses Related to Snowmobiles
  • 155 Fish and Wildlife Offenses Tickets
  • 300 Other EnCon or Other Law Offenses
  • 432 DEC Permit Inspections
  • 51 Outdoor Use Presentations to 5,739 Participants

Licensed Guide Program

  • 2,196 Licensed Guides on 12/31/13
  • 210 New Guide Licenses Issued
  • 428 Guide Licenses Renewed or Updated
  • 3 Guide Licenses Revoked
  • 624 Checks of Licensed Guide Credentials
  • 3 License Guide Violations Ticketed

Other

  • 1,661 Calls-for-Service/Complaints
  • 523 Incidents of Assisting Other Agencies
  • 99 Other Presentations, Fairs and Career Talks to 10,936 Attendees

How Rangers Spent Their Time in 2013

  • 42% State Land Patrol and Enforcement
  • 9% Fire Management Activities
  • 10% Search and Rescue Missions and Training
  • 17% Basic Academy and Police Training
  • 20% Administrative Responsibilities
  • 2% Support to Other Programs and Agencies

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