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The DEC's Russell ...
The DEC's Russell Biss is coordinating the efforts to fight the bug in western New York.
"Exercising good stewardship of these ...
"Exercising good stewardship of these state lands is the best way to help ensure that we can reopen these trails," said Russ Biss, Natural Resources Supervisor for DEC Region 9.
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Of 14 state forest tracts in the county, Russ Biss, DEC Region 9 wildlife manager, recommends 2,561-acre North Harmony Forest off Route 13 west of Panama, and Boutwell Hill Forest, consisting of two units totaling 2,900 acres northeast of Sinclairville.
Another fine hunting spot in the county is Canadaway Creek Wildlife Management Area, which covers 2,080 mostly upland acres in the town of Arkwright about four miles southeast of Fredonia.
These and other state lands in the county are clearly marked on a map, State Forests of Southwestern New York, which can be ordered from Biss's
office in Allegany at (716) 372-0645.
There's a very real possibility the ...
There's a very real possibility the animal Osborn spotted was indeed a coyote, said Russ Biss, the region's Natural Resources Supervisor for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
"(Coyotes) have been around the Buffalo area for quite some time," Biss
Recently, there was a coyote sighting around Cheektowaga, Biss
Coyotes normally stay away from urbanized areas and people, Biss
"(Coyotes) are opportunists and they will take what they can," Biss
Though coyotes will usually stay away from people, they will attack if they feel threatened, Biss
said.If a coyote doesn't immediately flee, it's best to make noise, yell at it or throw something at it to make it go away.
"It's not any reason for hysteria," Biss
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â€œThe [infestation] is a mile to a mile-and- a-half from the original infestation, but itâ€™s not new,â€ said Russ Biss, regional natural resources supervisor for the DEC. â€œIt was there last year but we hadnâ€™t discovered it.â€
said thatâ€™s because it can take months after an emerald ash borer infects a tree for signs to show.
said the telltale sign involves peeling back the treeâ€™s bark, where the emerald ash borer leaves an S-shaped imprint as opposed to the straight imprint of the native borer.
Itâ€™s that strategy of pulling back tree bark that has spurred a new way of dealing with the insect.
Crews from the U. S. Department of Agriculture continue to hang purple traps within a six-to eight-mile radius of suspected infestation sites or ash-heavy areas.
said that because the traps depend on the pure chance that a borer might land in them, they are only about 5 percent effective.