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A DEC Forest Ranger on a snowmobile is featured on the cover of the February 2016 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 February 2016 issue:

  • ECOs join the hunt for escaped convicts
  • Forest Rangers rescue an injured snowmobiler
  • Learn about electric vehicles
  • Discover ice fishing in the Adirondacks
  • Give salamanders a helping hand
  • Experience hunting sea ducks on Long Island

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.