Department of Environmental Conservation

Management of the Conservation Fund (Follow-Up Review)

New York Stateís Conservation Fund is managed by the Department of Environmental Conservation. Fund revenue comes primarily from the sale of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses. According to State law, this revenue should only be used to support the Stateís fish, wildlife and marine resources. In our prior audit report 99-S-29, we examined whether the Departmentís use of Fund revenue had been consistent with the law, and found that it had been. We also examined the procedures used by the Department in projecting Fund revenues and expenditures, and found that certain improvements could be made. In our follow-up review, we found that most of these recommendations had been implemented.

For a complete copy of Report 2001-F-14 click here.
For a copy of the DEC 90-day response click here.
For a copy of the CFAB 90-day response click here.