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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Brook trout grace the front cover of the April Conservationist

Published six times a year, Conservationist is a New York State-focused magazine that is packed with informative and entertaining articles, first-rate photography and stunning artwork. Articles cover a broad range of environmental and natural history related topics, including fishing, hiking, recreation, travel, hunting, and nature studies. Check out our latest issue below.

In the April 2015 issue:

  • Breast cancer survivors learn to fly fish through the Casting for Recovery program
  • Learn about New York's carnivorous plants
  • Reflect on the writings of John Burroughs
  • Explore New York's marine life with photographer Chris Paparo
  • Marvel at the incredible migration journey of the red knot
  • Discover the state fish, the eastern brook trout
  • Find out about birding in the city

Conservationist connects New Yorkers to nature!

For back issues, please note: Back issues of Conservationist are now available online at the New York State Library. Not all years are available yet, but more are in the process of being added, and this will eventually be a complete archive. To view the available issues, go to the New York State Library Conservationist Archive. If it asks you to login, choose "Guest" and then follow the Conservationist Arvchive link again. If you are looking for a specific article and cannot find it, please email us and we will help you get a copy.