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Conservationist 2008 Issues

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December 2008

Learn about the partnership between the ECOs and their K-9 assistants and about the pleasures of winter camping. Get ideas for selecting a "green" holiday gift. Find out what the recent breeding bird atlas study reveals about New York's bird populations and why you should resist the temptation to feed deer in the winter.

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October 2008

Poodles as bird dogs? Learn why waterfowl hunters are choosing some unusual breeds. Find out how New York State colleges and universities are "going green" and how city kids are discovering their green thumbs. Get to know popular Adirondack author and conservationist, Paul Schaefer and discover some fascinating facts about mallards.

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August 2008

Learn about some of the pioneers in conservation and explore the world of New York birds with a legendary naturalist. Find out why it's not a good idea to trap & release pesky woodland visitors of your backyard, and how you can become a deer watcher. You can also explore the state through the eyes of a returning New York native, and discover what's lurking in your woods at night.

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June 2008

Discover the rich history of paddling on New York's waterways, and explore the great walleye fishing Lake Erie has to offer. Learn why you should leave young wildlife where you find them, and the dangers of encountering wild parsnip. You can also find out the benefits of eating locally grown food, how to leave the world a better place, and much more.

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April 2008

Follow biologists as they study a mother bear and her cubs, and learn how one individual uses materials he gathers from nature to make flies for fly fishing. Read how some Adirondack lakes are showing promising signs of recovery from the effects of acid rain, and how new compact fluorescent light bulbs save energy and money. You can also learn how to keep unwelcome pests away while still protecting the environment, discover the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, and much more.

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February 2008

Author Scott Van Arsdale tells us about investigating cougar sightings in New York, and we get acquainted with the nine species of bats that call this state home. View incredible artwork produced by Hudson River School artists and read how the Hudson Valley's majestic wilderness spawned America's first art movement. In addition, celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps, explore the issue of greenhouse gas and much more.