DEPARTMENTS

5 |  This issue
A river runs through it.
By Caroline Schultz

6 | Earth Watch
Caribou concerns; controlling sea lamprey; sustainable trail building; reflected lights and bird strikes; master naturalists; protecting the Greenbelt.

34 | Our Community  
A lasting legacy.

37 | Our Member Groups  
On the trail with field botanists.

38 | Last Word
Are some endangered species more equal than others?
By Bridget Stuchbury

FEATURES

18 | Under the gun
Ontario is going to expand the spring bear hunt after a spike in human-bear encounters. Will doing so make a difference? No, say scientists – including the government’s own experts.
By Conor Mihell

On the cover
24 | Lazy river blues
The Sydenham River is one of Ontario’s healthiest and most biodiverse waterways. But can its fragile habitat survive in a region long-dominated by human activities?
By Douglas Hunter

30 | The cutting edge
When it comes to grassland birds, farmers are the greatest hope for their preservation. Here’s how some enterprising growers are combining nature protection with making a living.
By Ray Ford

Photos © Don Johnston, Robert McCaw, Dawne Mudford

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