Visit our pages to learn about invasive pests (Emerald Ash Borer)...

and invasive plants (Garlic Mustard).

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Find resources for building & maintaining your pond.

Learn about environmental regulations that affect you...

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ways to manage your woods and other resources...

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and so much more!

Environment

Cornell Cooperative Extension works to engage with the community to solve and respond to key environmental challenges, reduce and make more equitable our collective use of the Earth's resources, and inspire respect for natural systems and our reliance on them.

Master Forester

Tree Inventory Project

The NYSDEC’s Urban Forestry Grant, Funded Tree Inventory Projects for the City of Schenectady, Town of Glenville and Town of Rotterdam.

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Asian Longhorned Beetle

First found in New York in 1996, the Asian Longhorned Beetle is a serious threat to our maples and other hardwood trees.

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Water from the Red River swept into the Grand Forks area, flooding homes, submerging cars and destroying property on a massive scale (4/01/1997).

Prepare for Emergencies

Do you know how to keep your family and pets safe during a weather event or other emergency? Find out how to prepare for or recover from a variety of natural disasters, here on our site.

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Ponds

Find resources on building a new pond, controlling algae, and attracting wildlife to your pond, here on our site.

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Open Burning

Open burning regulations prohibit burning across New York State with only a few exceptions. Be sure you know the law before you burn!

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Forest Botanicals

Collecting forest plants for medicines, flavoring, or nutrition is one of the oldest uses of forests. Growing these plants in your woods can be a source of added income.

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Last updated May 17, 2018