- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is training a new class of forest rangers and environmental conservation officers.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says it has opened its 27-week training academy for the new recruits. The class includes 37 recruits training to become conservation officers and 17 forest ranger candidates. They will get training in firearms, water rescues and forest fire fighting, among other things.

Conservation officers have duties that include investigating deer poaching and checking fishing licenses. Forest Rangers patrol state lands, conduct search and rescue missions and perform other duties.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide