5 | This Issue
Everything Is Local.
By Caroline Schultz
24 | A Burning Issue
The record-breaking wildfire season is highlighting the gaps in human knowledge of the impact of fires on wildlife. But what is known is worrisome.
By Jade Prévost-Manuel
Tree-planting programs that prioritize the number of seedlings in the ground over creating forest habitats may harm biodiversity more than they help.
By Patricia Hluchy
30 | The Performer
When threatened, the eastern hog-nosed snake can put on a show like few other creatures. But its theatrics can sometimes backfire.
By Celia Milne
35 | Our Member Groups
Coalition for Conservation Keeps Growing
By Lesley Rudy
38 | Last Word
The War on Invasive Species
By Conor Mihell
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