Department of the Environment


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The Ulster County Department of the Environment coordinates environmental policy and resource planning within County government. The Department utilizes a unique pooled resources model to draw on other departments to bring the right expertise of bear on environmental issues. Key areas of involvement include; natural resource planning, natural resource inventory data management and creation, stormwater regulation compliance, support of county energy efficiency & green building infrastructure initiatives, and involvement in watershed planning issues.



Learn more about the Ulster County's environmental executive orders, laws, resolutions & procedures :

Ulster County Government Sustainability Initiatives

Executive Order 1 of 2023


The 2024 Arbor Day Planting Application is now open for Ulster County municipalities! Learn more information about how to receive trees and planting materials for your community via the application found here and informational flyerPlease submit applications by Friday May 17th. Contact Environment[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us or (845) 338-7455 with any questions. 

  • Spring OR Fall planting options are available
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Priority is given to municipalities that have not yet received trees through this program. 



Europa McGovern (Director)

17 Pearl Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 340-4298

E-mail: environment[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us


Mailing Address:
Ulster County Department of the Environment
PO Box 1800 
Kingston, NY 12402-1800


To better highlight the abundant lands and waters of Ulster County that are publicly-accessible for recreation, the County has developed Ulster County REConnect – an interactive online mapping tool that allows residents and visitors to become not only more familiar with these assets, but ultimately to make more use of them.