5 | This Issue
Fostering community conservation.
By Caroline Schultz
6 | Earth Watch
Great Lakes grasshopper; engaging northern citizen scientists; another successful summit; a new wetland guide; Master Naturalists program expands.
36 | Our Member Groups
Habitat corridors protect Hamilton’s pollinators.
By Lisa Richardson
37 | Our Community
A legacy of dedication to nature.
By Kirsten Dahl
38 | Last Word
Lessons from the orchid theft.
By Anne Bell and Larry McDermott
18 | Playing for Keeps
The grassroots land trust movement is trying to keep rapidly dwindling natural spaces safe for wildlife.
By Conor Mihell
On the cover
24 | The Way of the Badger
Ontario’s endangered badger is getting a boost from a program that rewards farmers for expanding the creature’s habitat.
By Allan Britnell
30 | Killer Weed
Many people see phragmites as a pretty grass. To native wildlife and plants, however, it is a deadly pushy invader. But are efforts to eradicate it worse than the problem?
By Brad Badelt
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