The Governor and state Legislators wrapped up the 2013-14 state budget this week. Environmental spending was increased after years of a steady downward slide. Allocations for land acquisition for the state lands and state parks went up to $20 million and state land stewardship went up $16.6 million.
Invasive species remains low at $4.6 million.
Click here to see the full chart for $153 million in the NYS Environmental Protection Fund.
The $20 million for land protection will help to purchase some of the Nature Conservancy lands show below.