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New York DEC’s Drone Program Takes Off

New York DEC’s Drone Program Takes Off
Conservation

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that the agency has deployed a fleet of 22 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or “drones,” across the state to enhance the state’s environmental management, conservation and emergency response efforts. Recently completed missions have greatly improved DEC’s ability to monitor and protect the state’s lands, waters, and wildlife while ensuring environmental quality and safety for residents.