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



Nick Hvozda, 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.