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Conservationist 2007 Issues

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December 2007

The December 2007 Conservationist unveils our brand-new look! Step into our pages and read about the ancient ritual of sparring bucks, discover the flora of New York City, and learn about how you can participate in the Christmas Bird Count. You'll also enjoy a look at the elusive American marten, and much more!

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October 2007

New York State's autumn colors are unrivaled, as shown by the October 2007 cover. Also in this issue: making smart choices regarding your home energy use, a tale of a big buck for the ages, and a look back at a century's worth of seedlings at DEC's Saratoga Nursery.

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August 2007

Author Paul Trotta shows us how he's reviving the ancient craft of flintknapping, and we visit one of DEC's green buildings at Reinstein Woods near Buffalo. It's been 25 years since the Bottle Bill became law and Jennifer Kruman writes about what's next for New York State. This issue also features a profile of one of the most beautiful wild flowers in New York-the Black-eyed susan.

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June 2007

Take a trip with us to the Adirondack Wild Center, learn about why cottonwood is a valuable New York tree, and view the stunning beauty of Watkins Glen. This issue also contains valuable information about geoexchange, a heating and cooling method that will cut down your homes "carbon footprint."

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April 2007

Learn about the Saratoga Tree Nursery's seedling program, read about a pair of Adirondack loons fighting against the odds to reproduce, and discover why it can be a bad move to bring firewood from home when you go camping. It wouldn't be April without at least a mention of trout fishing. Find out how you can let that fish of a lifetime go and still have a trophy to hang over your mantle.

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February 2007

In this issue, we bring you aboard the tug Urger, the New York State Canal System's floating classroom, and take you into a sugar maple grove and sap house. We also tell you about DEC's effort to remove mercury from New York State schools. Readers can also flip through our article about the Hudson Valley's Stewart State Forest, and read about how ice stars form courtesy of author Ed Miller.