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A photo of Peaked Mountain Pond by Carl Heilman II graces the front of the October 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.

Highlights of the October issue:

  • Autumn in New York
  • Trail cams help discover night visitors
  • Hunting dogs help conserve game
  • The new Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan opens
  • A piece of history is restored at Stillwater Mountain fire tower
  • A tree cricket takes up residence
  • Recruiting new people to the sport of hunting

And 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.