Government Agencies

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DEC Regions 7, 8, and 9

The following are local government agencies related to Conservation and Wildlife.

Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has offices throughout three regions that encompass Western and Central New York.[1]

Region 7

"Central New York", making up Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga and Tompkins counties. The DEC Main office is in Syracuse, with sub-offices in Cortland, Kirkwood and Sherburne.

Region 8

Greater Rochester and "Finger Lakes Region", making up Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties. The DEC Main office is in Avon with sub-offices in Bath and Horseheads.

Region 9

"Western New York", making up Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming counties). Main office is in the City of Buffalo, with sub-offices in Allegany, Belmont and Falconer.

Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA is a United States federal agency that focuses on the quality of the environment, including pollution.


  • New York Conservation Officers Association [2]