Recent NYS DEC Forest Ranger actions: Town of ForestportOneida CountyWilderness Search: On Dec. 27 at 2:41 p.m., Forest Ranger McCartney overheard a radio call for a search for a 14-year-old who had run away from her parents and into the … [Read more...] about Ice climber falls, suffers injury on Pitchoff
Recent NYS DEC Forest Ranger actions: Village of Lake PlacidFranklin CountyWilderness Rescue: On Nov. 12 at 12:55 p.m., Central Dispatch received a call from Franklin County 911 regarding a distressed hiker. At 1:24 p.m., the hiker was with … [Read more...] about Hikers get separated on Ester Mt.
Recent NYS DEC Forest Ranger actions: Town of PiercefieldSt. Lawrence CountyWilderness Search: On Nov. 2 at 8:36 p.m., a woman called Ray Brook Dispatch to report her husband overdue from hunting on the western side of Tupper Lake in the … [Read more...] about Rangers find body of missing hunter
Recent NYS DEC Forest Ranger actions: Town of LewisEssex CountyWilderness Rescue: On Oct. 27 at 11:15 a.m., Essex County 911 contacted DEC's Ray Brook Dispatch reporting a 66-year-old hiker from Elizabethtown had suffered a non-weight bearing … [Read more...] about Mt Fay hoist rescue, stranded kayak and more of this week’s ranger rescues
Recent NYS DEC Forest Ranger actions: Town of NewcombEssex CountyWilderness Rescue: On Oct. 18 at 7:25 p.m., DEC's Ray Brook Dispatch received radio contact from retired Forest Ranger Dell Jeffrey about a lost hunter in the Goodnow Flow. … [Read more...] about Boy Scouts help out ill 80-year-old hiker at Tirrell Pond
Supporters believe change will give extra incentive to job seekers By Roger Hannigan Gilson, Times Union PALENVILLE – State Sen. Michelle Hinchey is calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign a bill lowering the number of years a forest ranger must … [Read more...] about Bill would bolster ranger pension rules