The population has grown steadily as moose exploit unoccupied habitat; NYDEC estimated the population at 300-500 animals in 2008 with most in and around the 25,000 [km.
The goal of NYDEC is to increase the population in northern New York, and it monitors the population through reports of mortalities, reproduction, and public sightings.
2), the NYDEC and the New York Department of Transportation (NYDOT) have increased signage and public information about MVCs; NYDOT is investigating moose road crossings and MVCs in the state.
Management options are limited because moose are fully protected by state law; therefore, NYDEC is evaluating the possibility of securing regulatory change to allow broader management actions (e.
Also the NYDEC warns about contaminated fishing sites in brochures and news releases.
Fortunately, NYDEC provided data on a wide array of lake and pond attributes, including other measures of pollution problems.
We obtained information from a number of databases which NYDEC collects and maintains.
It also classifies each lake or pond by the water quality class which NYDEC considers the best use of the water body (called the designated use).
NYDEC puts acidified lakes - lakes in which fish have more difficulty propagating - into two categories: pH threatened (pH from 6.
As stated in the introduction, toxic contamination of fish is reported to the angling public by the NYDEC.
This work had been done jointly by the research unit of the NYDEC
and the Environment/One Corporation.
Records of catch and encounters for lake sturgeon in New York from the mid-1800's to 2008 were acquired from NYDEC
angler reports and fish assessments done for research.