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Except for materials in the public domain, all of the content on the website of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is the property of DEC or its content suppliers and is protected by copyright laws. This includes text, graphics, logos, icons, images and software. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of DEC and is also protected by copyright laws. The content and software on this site may be used for educational purposes. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance is prohibited

Service Mark

The DEC logo is a service mark of DEC. The DEC service mark may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not ours, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits DEC.

Use of Our Content

We encourage visitors to the DEC website to download and use any text or graphic not specifically noted as protected for educational purposes. However, we will regard use of DEC content for any purpose other than education without our explicit written permission as infringement of copyright. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, or used for any commercial purpose not expressly permitted by DEC.

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