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Conservationist Turns 75

Conservationist magazine is celebrating 75 years of continuous publication with the August-September 2021 issue (PDF, 5.5 MB). 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.

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the magazine, DEC is offering a special $2 subscription rate for Conservationist. This special rate will be limited to 7,500 subscribers, so don't delay - you can sign up online (see links above) to receive the magazine or give it as a gift.

august 2021 Conservationist cover

Highlights of the August-September 2021 issue (PDF, 5.5 MB) include:

  • Celebrating 75 years of Conservationist
  • Learn about our founder
  • Keeping a fishing journal can improve your luck
  • Learn more about the striped bass
  • Meet the northern harrier
  • Read about how DEC works with land trusts to protect drinking water

And more!

A Look Back

Below, we present a selection of past issues of Conservationist - click on the covers to view the PDF of the issue. (All links to past issues leave DEC website.)

October November 1956 Conservationist cover
October November 1956
August 1946 Conservationist cover
August 1946
February March 1971 Conservationist cover
February March 1971
June July 1966 Conservationist cover
June July 1966
July August 1988 Conservationist cover
July August 1988
 September October 1979 Conservationist cover
September October 1979
April 2008 Conservationist cover
April 2008
January February 1991 Conservationist cover
January February 1991
August September 2020 Conservationist cover
August September 2020
October 2019 Conservationist cover
October 2019

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 (leaves DEC website). If you are looking for a specific article and cannot find it, please email us and we will help you find it.