NYS DEC rangers have been called out to help fight forest fires that have started over the past few weeks. Here is a recent report from the DEC:
Town of Brasher
St. Lawrence County
Wildland Fire: On May 18 at 2:56 p.m., Region 6 Forest Rangers overheard a call by St. Lawrence County 911 about a five- to six-acre fire off Murray Road in the town of Brasher. Forest Rangers assisted 10 area fire departments using ATV firefighting apparatus and hand tools. A Ranger drone mapped the fire at 14 acres as the fire spread through dry vegetation in swamps and wooded areas. Low humidity and high temperatures, before the leaf growth, helped to spread this fire caused by the landowner burning brush.
Lake Placid Land Conservancy applies for accreditation
The Lake Placid Land Conservancy is applying for accreditation with the Land Trust Alliance, a program which recognizes conservation organizations that meet a national set of standards for protecting and conserving natural places and working lands.
» Continue Reading.