8 | Earth Watch
Ontario guts more environmental laws; faster action needed for species at risk; the sorry saga or Monarchs and Milkweed; municipality stands up for the Escarpment; Ontario’s new Planning Act in effect; wildlife is more than “game and fish”; update on blear-bear hunting; manage your woodlot for wildlife.
38 | Insider
Custodians wanted; FON writing inventory how-to manual; results from FON’s Annual Conference in Sault Ste. Marie.
42 | Reflections
By Graham Bryan
On the cover
14 | Habitat for the Hardy
Scorching heat, numbing cold, parched dryness, prolonged flooding—life is harsh for the plants and animals that make their homes on alvars.
By Ron Reid
23 | Picture Perfect
Presenting the winners of our 1996 Photo Contest.
26 | Back to the Future
Using forest remains and old surveys, ecologists reconstruct our vanished woodlots to help create the forests of tomorrow.
By Mark Stabb
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