5 |In This Issue  
John Muir shows us the way.
By Stephan Fuller

6 | Earthwatch
Victoria Point victory; tampering with the science education curriculum; the regeneration of a savannah.

14 | Letters 

17 |This Season  
Uber-birders Mike Runtz and Bruce Di Labio go head to head in the Taverner Cup.
By Jeff Harrison

36 | Insider  
Behind the scenes at FON.

46 | Reflections
A conservation volunteer tells all.
By Andy Rockall



On the cover
20 | Tightening the Greenbelt
Development threatens to muscle its way into Ottawa’s green spaces.
By Elizabeth Irving

26 | On the Ganaraska Trail
Hiking through Huronia.
By Tim Tiner

30 | 1998 Photo Contest Winners

Photos © Judy-Ann Cazemier, Tony Beck, Don Johnston

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