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The cover of the August 2018 issue of Conservationist features a photo of an eastern garter snake by Laurie Dirkx

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.

Highlights of the August issue:

  • Learn how to photograph wildlife without disturbing it
  • Read about the decline of mallards
  • Visit Rome Sand Plains, Erwin WMA, and the Catskill Fish Hatchery
  • Understand harmful algal blooms
  • Discover the alewives of Long Island
  • Celebrate the Tug Hill Commission and NYS Outdoor Writers Association
  • Connect kids to parks
  • Explore the archery in the schools program

And more!

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 Archive link again. If you are looking for a specific article and cannot find it, please email us and we will help you find it.