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A field of goldenrod by photographer Melissa Groo graces the cover of the August 2014 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 August 2014 issue:

  • Enjoy New York's wildlife through the photography of Melissa Groo
  • Celebrate Smokey Bear's 70th birthday
  • Read how brook trout have returned to Brooktrout Lake
  • Visit several Central New York historic sites
  • Go on a botanical treasure hunt for the small whorled pogonia
  • Experience the thrill and hazards of wildland firefighting
  • Celebrate Thacher State Park's 100th anniversary


Conservationist connects New Yorkers to nature!