New York

The Commission:

New York has no formal commission


The Agency:

  • Name: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Type: Standalone agency
  • Title of Agency Director: Commissioner
  • Selection process: Appointed by Governor
  • Mission statement from agency website:

“To conserve, improve and protect New York’s natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being.”


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America’s Wildlife Values was an extensive 2018 nationwide survey led by Colorado State University of public attitudes towards wildlife. Findings were compared with a 2004 survey to identify trends. Researchers also surveyed personnel at state wildlife agencies. Reports are available for national, state and agency results. (Some state agencies did not participate.)

State Report

Agency Culture Memo

National Report