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Volume 72, Number 1

August, 2017

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A photo of the Thousand Islands by Christopher Murray

The Garden of the Great Spirit

A photo essay of the Thousand Islands

by Christopher Murray

page 2

A photo of an Adirondack pond taken from a canoe

Pond Hopping

Exploring a series of lakes

by Eileen Stegemann

page 6

A painting of pond wildlife by Wayne Trimm

The Lasting Images of Wayne Trimm

by Conservationist Staff

page 10

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Adventure New York

Connecting people and nature

by Laura DiBetta

page 15

A photo of a group of students at Florence Hill State Park

Clues in the Forest

Archaeology at Florence Hill State Park

by Kristy E. Primeau, Sarah A. Hoskinson, Charles E. Vandrei

page 18

An underwater photo of a lake sturgeon by Jennifer Hayes

Living Leviathans

New York's lake sturgeon

by Lisa Holst

page 22

A photo of community air monitoring

The Air That We Breathe

Tracing air quality through generations

by John Sheppard

page 26

A photo of a group of older adults kayaking

Healthy Aging

Older adults staying connected with the outdoors

by Alex Hyatt

page 30

A photo of volunteers working on a lean-to

Restoring Lean-tos

Volunteers work to save these historic structures

by Dave Nelson and Peter Constantakes

page 34


On Patrol

by ECO Lt. Liza Bobseine and Forest Ranger Capt. Stephen Scherry

page 33


by Conservationist Staff

page 36


Includes feature: Ask the Biologist

by Eileen Stegemann and Ellen Bidell

page 38

Back Trails

Pencil Pusher's Day Out

by Nancy Lussier

page 40