Parks and Recreation http://wamc.org en NY Offers Lifetime Licenses To Hunt, Fish, Tour Parks http://wamc.org/post/ny-offers-lifetime-licenses-hunt-fish-tour-parks <p></p><p></p><p>New York is offering lifetime licenses to hunt, fish and visit state parks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Wednesday that he hopes a portion of the 2 million people who buy annual hunting licenses, fishing licenses and park permits in New York will make the switch. Lifetime hunting licenses cost $535, lifetime fishing licenses $460 and lifetime Empire Passport park permits cost $750.</p><p></p><p>As an incentive, lifetime license holders will be able to receive for free scenic-themed license plates playing off the "I Love NY" theme that promote fishing, hunting or parks.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:48:59 +0000 Dave Lucas 83759 at http://wamc.org NY Offers Lifetime Licenses To Hunt, Fish, Tour Parks Report Assesses Forest Industry Impact On Vermont Economy http://wamc.org/post/report-assesses-forest-industry-impact-vermont-economy <p></p><p></p><p>A new report says Vermont's forestry industry contributed about $3.4 billion to the state's economy in 2012 and sustains about 20,600 jobs. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 83245 at http://wamc.org Report Assesses Forest Industry Impact On Vermont Economy Vermont Working to Prevent Arrival of Ash Tree Pest http://wamc.org/post/vermont-working-prevent-arrival-ash-tree-pest <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation is reminding people the best way to prevent the spread of an invasive insect that kills ash trees is to burn only local firewood. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 01:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 61944 at http://wamc.org Vermont Working to Prevent Arrival of Ash Tree Pest