New York Needs Forest Rangers
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The Hudson Valley and most of New York this time of year is one of the best places to get out and enjoy all the Valley has to offer. There are so many options if you enjoy hiking or just walking around.
With a lot of us getting out and hiking and the hundreds if not thousands of people that come up from the city to hike, safety has become an issue, according to News 10, as New York has not had a jump in the number of Forest Rangers to help keep the state safe.
The Director of NY Police Benevolent Association representing Forest Rangers, David Pachan said that "NYS is doing a great job promoting the state’s natural resources, and because of that, more and more people are getting out an enjoying the outdoors, but with that, the more people out there recreating, it puts a higher demand on the New York State forest rangers. More people are getting hurt."
Pachan also said that there are only "106 field forest rangers currently" that have to cover 5.8 million acres of public land throughout the state and that "We are stretched thin, but we do what we have to."