Department of Environmental Conservation Rolls Out New Plan to Protect Forests in New York

Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge” by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters licensed under CC BY 2.0

Source: Altamontenterprise

The Department of Environmental Conservation is rolling out a plan to protect forests in New York that involves a ten year plan for the Louise E. Keir Wildlife Management Area and the Margaret Burke Wildlife Management Area.

Both forest areas in Albany County have suffered a decline in young forest habitat, and several species of birds and mammals have suffered as a result. Thus new plans include removal of trees by prescribed fires to preserve the unique fire-dependent habitats.

Young forests are important for the survival of many species that cannot compete in fully developed forests.

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