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

20 | Not Seeing the Forest for the Trees

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

36 | Our Community  

Students Help Grow Lost Bay Nature Reserve

By Hayley Raymond

37 | From Ontario Nature’s Blog

Protected Areas Report Does Not Go Far Enough

By Sarah Hasenack

38 | Last Word

The War on Invasive Species

By Conor Mihell

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