Conservationist 2009 Issues
Witness a rarely seen aerial battle between two skilled predators. Check out the view from the world's longest pedestrian bridge. Do you have the skills to survive in the wild? Hear this outdoors-woman's tale. Learn how "the gear junkie" got his start and how light pollution affects local ecosystems and species.
Lots to celebrate this month including: the 65th birthday of wildfire prevention icon Smokey Bear, the centennial anniversary of NewYork's fire towers and the 60th anniversary of New York's Hunter Education Program. Explore the beauty of Canadaway Creek with nature photographer James Hoggard. Learn about the adventures of DEC's Environmental Conservation Officers and what it takes to be one.
A commemorative Quadricentennial issue celebrating the Hudson River. Begin with an account of Henry Hudson's discovery of the river. Learn what Hudson might have seen through the painstaking research of landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson. Be inspired by stunning images of the Hudson by artist Len Tantillo and photographer Greg Miller. Explore the Hudson by boat starting with Samuel Champlain and Robert Fulton and finish with a modern-day trek to the source of the Hudson. Find out a little history about the lighthouses on the New York side of Lake Champlain.
The fishing in lake Ontario is better than ever- find out why. Learn about New York's growing network of community trails and how DEC is working with utility companies to help ospreys. Discover a new appreciation for the leaves of our native trees and see how nature continues to inspire technological innovations. Accompany editor John Razzano and sons on a tubing adventure down the Esopus creek, and much more.
Learn how a boy from the Bronx got hooked on trout fishing and find out how a sick and injured bald eagle is flying again. Discover what DEC's sturgeon tagging studies reveal about this rare Hudson River fish. Find out what New York's doing to stop the spread of invasive species, why you shouldn't flush your unwanted drugs and much more.
Reflect on the natural history of the Hudson River through journal entries in the Hudson River Almanac. Read how DEC summer camps create great memories and shape careers. Learn about one of the most important and inspirational figures in the history of the Adirondack Park. Find out what DEC is doing to restore the endangered and elusive frost fish and how mineral deposits from an ancient sea end up on your dinner table.