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Conservationist 2016 Issues

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December 2016

View the December 2016 issue (PDF, 2.45 MB)

Highlights of the December issue:

  • Explore the winter raptors of New York State
  • Discover new recreational opportunities for people with disabilities
  • Celebrate the life of Anne LaBastille
  • Learn about the impacts of the southern pine beetle
  • See NY Works funds in action
  • Share the night with your kids
  • Find out how to recycle rechargeable batteries
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October 2016

View the October 2016 issue (PDF, 3.36 MB)

Highlights of the October issue:

  • Autumn in New York
  • Trail cams
  • Hunting dogs
  • The new Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan
  • Stillwater Mountain fire tower
  • A tree cricket takes up residence
  • Hunter recruitment
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August 2016

View the August 2016 issue (PDF, 2.71 MB)

Highlights of the August issue:

  • Meet some of New York's dragonflies and damselflies
  • Take a trip on the Bronx River
  • Experience the emergency landing of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River
  • Dig for clams on Long Island
  • Learn about New York's parasitic plants
  • Explore the geology of Lake Ontario's south shore beaches
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June 2016

View the June 2016 issue (PDF, 4.25 MB)

Highlights of the June issue:

  • A photo spread of young wildlife
  • Mercy College
  • Helping monarch butterflies
  • Lake George Marine Patrol
  • Lost in the Adirondacks
  • Teaching kids to fish
  • Piping plovers
  • The Brookfield horse trail system
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April 2016

View the April 2016 issue (PDF, 3.42 MB)

Highlights of the April issue:

  • Learn about Trout in the Classroom
  • Discover the violets of New York
  • Make buildings bird-friendly
  • Experience the Roosa Gap fire
  • Celebrate I Love My Park Day
  • Join an angler diary program
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February 2016

View the February 2016 issue (PDF, 2.82 MB)

Highlights of the February issue:

  • ECOs join the hunt for escaped convicts
  • Forest Rangers rescue an injured snowmobiler
  • Learn about electric vehicles
  • Discover ice fishing in the Adirondacks
  • Give salamanders a helping hand
  • Experience hunting sea ducks on Long Island