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Volume 63, Number 03

December, 2008

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A member of DEC's K-9 or police dog unit rests on the grass

Land's Best Friend

DEC's K-9 units help ECOs do their job

by Keith Isles

page 2

Four winter campers and their dog in the snow on Mount Blue

Waking in a Winter Wonderland

Winter camping offers a unique adventure

by Jim Muller

page 8

A bird decorates a stoneware crock with a red bow on top

Season's Greenings

Holiday shopping with the earth in mind

by Meaghan Boice-Green

page 12

A Carolina wren perches on top of a post

Flight Patterns

New York's second breeding bird atlas points to shifting bird distributions

by Kimberley Corwin

page 16

Deer eating corn in the snow

Good Intentions Gone Bad

Feeding deer in winter can cause more harm than good

by Donald Wharton

page 23


On Patrol

includes feature "Ask the Ranger"

by ECO Lt. Tom Caifa and Forest Ranger Lt. John Solan

page 15


includes feature "Ask the Biologist"

page 28

Letters and Reviews

page 30

Back Trails

The Perfect Tree

by Eileen Stegemann

page 32