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Conservation Commissions & Boards

Conservation Advisory Commissions (CACs), Conservation Commissions and Conservation Boards (CBs) are found in cities, towns, and villages across the State of New York. Below is a list of CACs, CCs and CBs, grouped by NYS DEC region (see region map at bottom of page), with links to their websites.

Region 1 (Long Island): Nassau and Suffolk counties

Region 2 (New York City): Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island

Region 3 (Lower Hudson Valley): Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties

Region 4 (Capital Region/Northern Catskills): Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie counties


Region 5 (Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain): Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties

Region 6 (Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario): Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence counties

Region 7 (Central New York): Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga and Tompkins counties

Region 8 (Western Finger Lakes): Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties

Region 9 (Western New York): Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming counties


Map of the nine regions of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: