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For Release: Friday, August 5, 2016

DEC's Conservationist Magazine to Go Digital

Published Since 1946, DEC's Popular Magazine Expands Access to the Web

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that the agency's wildly popular outdoor magazine the Conservationist will now be available in both print and digital editions.

The digital Web edition will offer subscribers additional content, including video and audio files and more pictures that bring the natural world to life.

"For more than 70 years, Conservationist magazine has captured the Empire State's natural beauty, vibrant wildlife and habitats in timeless stories and pictures," Commissioner Seggos said. "Like our natural world, the Conservationist is evolving and has adapted to the current information age by providing an opportunity for people to enjoy the wonders of nature digitally, as well as in print."

For a limited time, the digital version of the August 2016 issue is being made available free of charge for all to see. Visit The Conservationist webpage to see the August digital issue. Current subscribers to the print edition who have provided an e-mail address will be notified when new digital issues become available. Aspiring readers can subscribe by calling 1-(800)-678-6399 or by visiting the website.

People of all ages who want to discover and learn about nature and our environment will find interesting articles and fascinating pictures in the Conservationist. With the new digital edition, it will be easier than ever before to bring the Conservationist with you wherever you go.

A subscription to the Conservationist costs $12 for one year, or $21 for two years. Subscribers will receive both the print edition and access to the digital format. Subscribers also receive complementary issues of Conservationist for Kids three times a year, specially designed for children at the fourth-grade level.

Since 1946, the Conservationist has provided a gateway for interested readers to understanding New York's diverse natural resources and vast open spaces, and DEC's efforts to protect and preserve these vital resources and the species that depend on them. The August edition includes articles on clamming, incredible pictures of dragonflies, and a thrilling piece on how Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger made a successful emergency landing of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after both of the plane's engines were disabled by hitting Canada geese in flight.

Don't miss out--subscribe today. Call 1-800 678-6399. View the new digital issue at The Conservationist webpage.

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