Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner
A photo of Whiteface Mountain in winter by Carl Heilman II graces the cover of the December 2017 issue of 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.

Highlights of the December issue:

  • Discover the spruce grouse
  • Celebrate the new visitor center at Five Rivers
  • Learn about lichens
  • Explore Pharsalia Wildlife Management Area
  • Marvel at the seasonal beauty of the Adirondacks
  • Plan a First Day Hike

An much 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.