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Conservationist 2012 Issues

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December 2012

Highlights of the December issue:

  • A celebration of the "conservationist president," Teddy Roosevelt
  • What it takes to be an ECO or Forest Ranger
  • Sharpen your skills as an outdoors-woman
  • The Adirondacks as seen by photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard
  • A Madison County landfill becomes a green energy source
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October 2012

Highlights of the October issue:

  • A celebration of 75 yearsof fish and wildlife restoration
  • Stunning fall photos of the Adirondacks
  • The story of a cougar found more than 1000 miles from home
  • Watching wildlife at Letchworth State Park
  • New York's feral swine problem
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August 2012

Highligts of the August issue:

  • The personal and environmental aftermath of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee
  • Tips for catching a state-record fish
  • The beauty and diversity of the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
  • Student scientists learn about the Hudson River
  • Stories from the oldest hiking club in NY
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June 2012

Highlights of the June Issue:

  • Two botanical gems in New York City
  • All about the Goatsuckers
  • A profile of the burbot, a unique coldwater fish
  • Conquering the Adirondack High Peaks
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April 2012

Highlights of the April issue:

  • The winning photos from the Year of Forests photo contest
  • The perils and rewards of banding peregrine falcons
  • How to be prepared for a wilderness emergency
  • Trout stocking - how DEC decided how many and where
  • The impact of domestic cats on birds and wildlife
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February 2012

Highlights of the February issue:

  • The thrill and beauty of ice climing
  • New York bats struggle against white nose disease
  • A celebration of birds of prey
  • All about the tiny and endangered cricket frog