18 | The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes

The fluctuations in water levels that make residents clamour for intervention are essential to maintaining local habitats. Can the temptation to meddle in natural cycles in place since the ice age be resisted? By Conor Mihell

24 | Trumpeting a Victory

Trumpeter swans have staged a remarkable recovery, thanks largely to a decades-long volunteer effort. A look inside a restoration program that brought a cherished species back from near extinction. By Patricia Hluchy

30 | Going Wild

As the movement to “re-wild” properties spreads, so do conflicts among neighbours and authorities. One person’s untended haven of biodiversity is another’s weedy eyesore. By David Israelson

38 | Last Word

Protecting Nature on Unceded Lands.

By Tom Cowie

36 | Our Member Groups 

Saving a Unique Landscape.

By Lisa Richardson

37 | Our Community  

Celebrating the Life of a Dedicated Birder.

By Kirsten Dahl

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