5 | This Issue
Wild at heart.
By Caroline Schultz
6 | Earth Watch
Indigenous solar project; Bee City expansion; monitoring mudpuppies; protecting Ojibway Shores.
36 | Member Groups
Bird safety group turns 25.
By Noah Cole
37 | Our Community
Protecting nature for future generations.
By Kirsten Dahl
38 | Last Word
A different kind of biodiversity.
By Mike Badyk and Brooklyn Johnson
18 | Why did the turtle cross the road?
Because, like many animals, its habitat is increasingly fragmented by highways – death traps for wildlife. An ambitious road ecology project is seeking changes that will stem the car-fuelled carnage.
By Brian Banks
24 | Root of Temptation
Once Canada’s second-biggest export, wild American ginseng is increasingly rare today as poachers track it down for its valuable root. So why are conservation measures lagging?
By Patricia Hluchy
On the cover
30 | Enchanted Forest
The towering ancient red pines around Sudbury’s Wolf Lake have long beckoned wilderness enthusiasts. Would the government of Ontario really allow this unique ecosystem to be mined?
By Conor Mihell
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