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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Hertitage Month

Forestry Grants for Landowners

DEC's Regenerate NY cost-share program helps private landowners who want to enhance their forests through tree planting, invasives removal, deer exclosure, and other improvement projects. Landowners with 10 to 1,000 acres may be eligible to apply.

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Be Prepared for Your Hike

Looking forward to the beautiful weather and getting outdoors for a hike? Learn how to Hike Smart NY with safety tips before heading out for a day of fun! Visit our Adirondack Backcountry Info page and our Catskills Backcountry Info page for trail conditions.