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2014 New York State Yearbook Banner Section O: Environmental Conservation and Recreation

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    Information on the environment and the outdoors in New York State — including state parks and other commercial or public recreation; hunting and fishing; forest management; air, land, and water pollution; earthquakes; and mineral resources.


  • New York’s 217 state parks and historic sites received 58 million visitors in the 2012-13 fiscal year.
  • There were 126 forest fires in New York in 2013, up from 177 in 2012.
  • The 287 rescue missions conducted by the Department of Environmental Conservation in 2013 consumed 6,727 staff hours, a bit over half the 13,175 in 2010, when 210 missions were conducted.
  • The calculated deer take in New York for 2013 was 243,567.
  • There were forty-three active solid waste disposal sites in 2014, compared to 861 in 1970.
  • There were 888 inactive hazardous waste disposal sites as of March 31, 2014.
O-1 Acreage of and Attendance at State-Owned Public Campgrounds Within the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves: 2006-13
O-2 Public Use of State-Owned Summer Recreational Facilities Within the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves, NYS: 1975-2013
O-3 Public Camping Facilities by Region, NYS: 2013
O-4 Public Day Use Facilities by Operator, NYS: 2013
O-5 Public Day Use Facilities by State Park Region, NYS: 2013
O-6 Public and Commercial Camping Facilities by Operator, NYS: 2013
O-7 Attendance at Selected State-Owned Recreational Facilities Within the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves, NYS: 2005-14
O-8 Acreage of and Attendance at State Parks and Historic Sites, NYS by Region: Fiscal Years 2006-07 — 2012-13
O-9 Acreage of and Attendance at Facilities Operated by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation: Fiscal Years 2006-07 — 2012-13
O-10 Attendance at State Parks and Historic Sites by Type of Activity, NYS: Fiscal Years 2006-07 — 2012-13
O-11 Tour Participants at the State Capitol, Executive Mansion, and Corning Tower: Fiscal Years 2006-07 — 2012-13
O-12 Seedlings Distributed from the State-Owned Saratoga Nursery, NYS: 1993-2013
O-13 Wildland Fires and Acres Burned, NYS: Selected Years 1965-2013
O-14 Wildland Search and Rescue Missions, NYS: 1964-2013
O-15 Calculated Deer Take, NYS: Selected Years 1977-2013
O-16 Motorboat and Snowmobile Registrations, NYS by County: 2008-10 Average and 2011
O-17 Fish Distributed by State Hatcheries by Size and Species, NYS: January 2012 — December 2013
O-18 Location and Intensity of Prominent Earthquakes in NYS: 1737-2014
O-19 Active Solid Waste Disposal Sites, NYS by County: Selected Years 1970-2014
O-20 Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites, Listed by Class, NYS by County: As of March 31, 2014
O-1 New York State Park Regions: 2013
O-2 Location and Intensity of Significant Earthquakes, NYS: 1990-2014
O-3 Mineral Resources, NYS: 2014
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