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The front cover of the August 2017 Conservationist features a photo of Wellesley Island by Christopher Murray

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 August issue:

  • Marvel at the beauty of the Thousand Islands
  • Explore the lakes of the Adirondacks
  • Remember Wayne Trimm
  • Connect with nature through Adventure New York
  • Go on a dig at Florence Hill State Forest
  • Learn about NY's lake sturgeon

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.