New York permit release policies

All applications requesting approval for the release of 51 or more butterflies for any purpose into the environment must be sent to the NYSDEC Special Licenses Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233. Applications for such release can be obtained from that office also. Releases of 50 or less butterflies originating from within the geographical area described above, will be authorized under a general permit issued by the NYSDEC, thus no additional, individual permit is required from small releases.