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Conservationist 2010 Issues

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December 2010

Highlights of the December issue:

  • Join in the 125th anniversary of Niagara Falls
  • DEC's workshops for outdoor educators
  • Winter camping in an Adirondack lean-to
  • What's happening to New York's Loggerhead shrikes?
  • Christmas trees - real or artificial - which is better?
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October 2010

Highlights of the October Issue:

  • Get to know the owls of New York City
  • View autumn's colors from the top of an Adirondack mountain
  • Read an ECO's journal as he helps with the Gulf oil spill
  • Learn how climate change may be affecting the Adirondacks
  • Find out if hunting is changing ruffed grouse populations
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August 2010

Highlights of the August issue:

  • Beautiful photos of Lake George from renowned landscape photographer Carl Heilman II
  • Using green infrastructure to keep our water clean
  • Guide to the whales of New York
  • Two undeveloped Finger Lakes are protected
  • Where to go to see wildlife

And more...!

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June 2010

DEC's 40th anniversary celebration continues with the first and current commissioners talking about the environmental movement. Explore the beauty and diversity of New York's native orchids. Learn about the daily life and challenging career of DEC's forest rangers. Editor John Razzano hits the water again, this time searching for bugs with the stream biomonitoring team. It's firefly time- find out how they flash and more.

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April 2010

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and DEC with a look back at the achievements of the environmental movement over the past four decades. Learn how industries along the upper Hudson River harnessed the power of the area's waterfalls. Discover how biologists use the male woodcock's distinctive mating calls to track their populations. Read Tom Yacovella's account of the day he caught the state-record brook trout. Find out what it takes to run an organic farm and how to fish for bullhead at night.

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February 2010

This issue highlights New York's winter birds with beautiful photos and fascinating facts. Explore historic sunken shipwrecks beneath the surface of Lake George. Find out how Climate Smart Communities across New York are saving energy and helping the planet. Learn how the mystery of the missing record antlers was solved and what to expect if you take your kids ice fishing.