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March 9, 2015 9:36 PM

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation today released a revised mute swan management plan that would limit the eradication of most of the swans after groups pushed back against a state plan that called for their demise as an invasive species. It’s largely been a problem in the Hudson Valley.

“Wildlife management can present challenges in trying to balance conflicting interests, such as when a beautiful bird has undesirable impacts,” DEC Commissioner Joe Martens said in a statement. “This revised plan remains committed to minimizing the impacts of mute swans on wildlife dependent on wetl...

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