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A photo of a short-eared owl by Melissa Groo graces the front cover of the December 2016 issue of Conservationist magazine

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:

  • Explore the winter raptors of New York State
  • Discover new recreational opportunities for people with disabilities
  • Celebrate the life of Anne LaBastille
  • Learn about the impacts of the southern pine beetle
  • See NY Works funds in action
  • Share the night with your kids
  • Find out how to recycle rechargeable batteries

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.