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Conservationist 2011 Issues

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December 2011

Highlights of the December issue:

  • Eric Dresser's stunning photos of winter wildlife
  • Victor, NY triumphs over chemical pollution with DEC's help
  • How to get kids outdoors
  • Become a 'citizen scientist' and help DEC's research
  • NY Seagrant celebrates its 40th anniversary
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October 2011

Highlights of the October issue:

  • Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Conservation Department
  • Why fishing in New York City can't be beat
  • Two staunch hikers take on the Northville-Placid trail end to end
  • The many uses of wood, including some you'd never guess
  • Hiking the unique habitats of the Rensselaer Plateau
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August 2011

Highlights of the August issue:

  • DEC's Rome fish hatchery-its history and current operations
  • Watching out for rattlesnakes
  • New York City kids try out environmenal careers
  • The seahorses of New York's coastal waters
  • Hunting for giant swallowtails
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June 2011

Highlights of the June issue;

  • Dazzling photos of and facts about dragonflies and damselflies
  • Camping DEC's Adirondack and Catskill campgrounds
  • All about the ancient horseshoe crab
  • A 89,000 acre conservation easement balances recreation, conservation and forest management
  • The emerald ash borer: how DEC and others are fighting back
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April 2011

Highlights of the April issue:

  • Get an insider's view on fish stocking across the state
  • Find the best places to view wildlife
  • How are New York's wild turkeys doing?
  • The Adirondack-inspired art of A. F. Tait
  • New York's biggest trees
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February 2011

Highlights of the February issue:

  • New technologies and techniques make winter sports accessible to all
  • Keeping track of birds you see
  • The International Year of Forests kicks off
  • Breaking the code of the hermit of Cold River
  • Ice fishing with your spouse