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Conservationist 2017 Issues

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December 2017

View the December issue (PDF, 20.5 MB)

Highlights of the December issue include:

  • Discover the spruce grouse
  • Celebrate the new visitor center at Five Rivers
  • Learn about lichens
  • Explore Pharsalia Wildlife Management Area
  • Marvel at the seasonal beauty of the Adirondacks
  • Plan for a First Day Hike

And much more!

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October 2017

View the October issue (PDF, 10 MB)

Highlights of the October issue include:

  • Marvel at the beauty of the Adirondacks in autumn
  • Learn about alternatives to lead ammo
  • Reminisce about DEC's summer camps
  • Hunting deer on Long Island
  • Discover the woodpeckers of NYS
  • Read about volunteer hunter education instructors
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August 2017

View the August issue (PDF, 18 MB)

Highlights of the August issue include:

  • Marvel at the beauty of the Thousand Islands
  • Explore the lakes of the Adirondacks
  • Remember Wayne Trimm
  • Connect with nature through Adventure New York
  • Go on a dig at Florence Hill State Forest
  • Learn about NY's lake sturgeon

And much more!

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June 2017

View the June issue (PDF, 9.8 MB)

Highlights of the June issue:

  • Celebrate 125 years of the Adirondack Park
  • Explore nature with kids
  • Take a family fishing trip
  • Learn about insect mimicry
  • Sail aboard the schooner Lois McClure
  • Investigate smallmouth bass spawning
  • Understand Environmental Justice

And much more!

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April 2017

View the April 2017 issue (PDF, 5.9 MB)

Highlights of the April issue:

  • Spring fishing
  • Enjoy our state bird
  • Learn about WAVE
  • Backpack with QUEST
  • DEC's dam safety program
  • 70 years in a woodlot
  • Snapping turtles
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February 2017

View the February 2017 issue (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Highlights of the February issue:

  • Read a first-hand account of a harrowing mountain rescue
  • Wonder at the beauty of New York State in winter
  • Learn about the renewal of the Buffalo River
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with maple syrup
  • Teach a dog to search for shed antlers
  • Celebrate the accomplishments of Trees for Tribs
  • Keep track of nature's seasonal changes