DEC’s Conservationist Magazine Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Image courtesy: New York State Conservationist Magazine / Facebook.

ALBANY – Since 1946, the Department of Environmental Conservation has published their magazine, Conservationist. This month, it celebrates its milestone 75th anniversary.

The magazine has been used for years to foster environmental education and highlight New York’s natural beauty.

“From the very first issue, Conservationist focused on the environment. Today, the magazine is a trusted source of information about wildlife and our natural resources, as well some of the country’s most exceptional wildlife photography. Conservationist has also evolved with New York’s growing community of environmental stewards,” said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos.

Six issues of the magazine are published yearly, meaning that 450 total issues are in circulation as of right now.

“Conservationist has also evolved with New York’s growing community of environmental stewards. While sustaining its focus on outdoor adventures like hunting and fishing, the magazine now features pressing environmental issues that range from combating climate change to the inspiring transformation of former industrial sites and innovative ways to address emerging threats to our air, land, and water,” commented Seggos.

The DEC also publishes Conservationist for Kids, also known as C4K. Since its inception in 2007, 39 editions have been published. C4K magazines are distributed to schools and other key buildings that help foster environmental learning for free.

In celebration of the momentous occasion, the DEC is offering a special $2 subscription rate to the magazine. This is limited to 7,500 subscribers and can be purchased during the Great New York State Fair beginning on August 20th.

The DEC’s Conservationist State Fair booth will also have a free raffle for a $500 prize for those who stop by.

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