Parks and Recreation

Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

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.

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.

Northeast State Foresters Association

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.

NYS DEC

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.