state forests

Old-Growth Forests in New York State Protected by Law

Old-Growth Forests in New York State Protected by Law

ALBANY, New York, September 8, 2008 (ENS) – Old-growth forests in the state of New York are protected for the first time under a bill signed into law Friday by Governor David Paterson. The law applies only to state forests, not to forests on private lands or national forests in the state of New York.…

New York Forests Regain Green Certified Status

New York Forests Regain Green Certified Status

ALBANY, New York, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today that state-owned forests have regained their status as “green certified” by internationally recognized standards, meaning they are managed with the highest sustainability requirements. The designation applies to all state-owned forestlands outside the Adirondack and Catskill…