Mar 6, 2023
Laura DiBetta, Director of Outdoor Recreation at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), will speak on New York's Great Outdoors on Thursday afternoon as part of the 2023 NYS Tourism Conference held in Oswego, NY on April 19-21. Laura will share the unique opportunities and challenges found on DEC lands and waters, highlighting key state initiatives aimed at connecting people with nature and the outdoors.
More New Yorkers and visitors are seeking outdoor experiences. Learn what NYSDEC is doing to promote its 5 million acres of land and waters in new and sustainable ways and how your area or region can connect with these efforts!
- Learn more about key state initiatives, like the NYS Birding Trail
- How to connect your region or area with the work the state is doing to promote the outdoors
Laura DiBetta is Director of Outdoor Recreation at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, overseeing the agency’s Adventure NY initiative launched in 2017. Prior to joining DEC, Laura spent nearly 20 years working for state and national environmental nonprofit organizations. Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in public affairs and a graduate certificate in urban policy, both from the University at Albany.
Director of Outdoor Recreation
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
About the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
The mission of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is to conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being. DEC manages nearly five million acres of public lands, including three million acres in the Adirondack and Catskill forest preserves, 55 campgrounds and day-use areas, more than 5,000 miles of formal trails and hundreds of trailheads, boat launches and fishing piers.