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The cover of the August 2015 issue of Conservationist, featuring art by Michael Ringer

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 2015 issue:

  • Revisit the artwork of Winslow Homer through the eyes of artist Michael Ringer
  • Hear Lincoln Hull's story of becoming an Adirondack 46er
  • Remember the blowdown of 1995
  • Watch Wildlife at Green Lakes State Park
  • Experience Goodman Mountain
  • Learn about the southern pine beetle
  • Honor an eagle pioneer

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 get a copy.