New York habitat stamps support wildlife, fishing projects
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts who want to help fund projects that conserve wildlife habitat and increase access to fishing spots in New York can donate $5 and get a Habitat and Access Stamp.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the stamps are sold at the same places hunting and fishing licenses are sold — online and at retailers and municipal offices. People who purchase a stamp by the end of December will get a commemorative pin featuring a barred owl.
Projects funded by stamp purchases include an accessible fishing platform on the Salmon River in Franklin County and grassland habitat improvements in wildlife management areas in Schuyler and Seneca counties.
DEC is also touting lifetime hunting or fishing licenses as Christmas gifts for outdoor enthusiasts.