28 | FON News
FON establishes legal Pledge Bank; parks, conservation areas face serious threats.

31 | Queen’s Park/From Ottawa
Heritage Act can preserve areas; IJC seeks immediate action on Great Lakes water quality.

32 | Around Ontario
Park master plan delayed; developers affecting Taylor Creek Ravine; special report on raptors; colour-marked shorebirds; James Bay hydro project; Rattray Marsh update; Elora Gorge battle moves to Queen’s Park.

36 | Bird Report
Summer 1976.
By Clive E. Goodwin


4 | The Inner Beauty of Water Plants
By J. Michael Bristow

8 | Superior: The Haunted Shore
Book by Wayland Drew and Bruce Litteljohn.
By Douglas Brown

11 | Shooting the Sturgeon
Armed to the teeth with cameras and canoes.
By Ross Howard

18 | Four Centuries of Animal Art in Books: Part I
By David M. Lank

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