2 | President’s Page
Thoughts on our park system.
By Mary E. Smith

8 | Notes
ONRS seeks records.

9 | Earth Watch
Missinaibi a test case for waterway parks; Scotsdale’s old growth logged; more motorboat access sought in Quetico Park; conservation authority builds in wetland; new Trees Act for private lands.

15 | Around Ontario
Kitchener-Waterloo’s great tree hunt; the destruction of Wilfrid Bog.

44 | Birder’s Notebook
Hooded Warblers: A sweet refrain in southern woods.
By Mary Gartshore

46 | Groundswell
Algonquin Park and the Golden Lake Band.


16 | Green Space or Green Waste?
To industry officials, a golf course is just a park with holes. Environmentalists don’t see it that way.
By Tim Tiner

On the cover
20 | Protoplasm in Motion
When slime moulds crawl out of the dark to fruit, some amazing transformations take place.
By George Barron

26 | A Major Test
A languishing Niagara Escarpment Plan has been given a shot in the arm by a bold new review. How will the government respond?
By Tim Tiner

30 | FON at 60
Sixty and still going strong. In the past decade we loved a little, scrapped a little, and learned a lot.
By Brad Cundiff

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