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Volume 63, Number 4

February, 2009

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A crab from the Hudson River

River Reflections

The Hudson River Almanac turns 15

by Steve Stanne

page 8

A photo of campers

Happy Camper

How DEC summer camp shaped my life

by Bret Canary

page 9

Clarence Petty

Adirondack Inspiration: Clarence Petty

by Ellen Bidell

page 12

Wintergreen plant with berries


by Barbara Nuffer

page 16

The head of a frost fish

Introducing the Frost Fish

Biologists work to restore an Adirondack native

by Dr. Geoffrey B. Steinhart

page 20

A man in a room and pillar salt mine

Rock in a Hard Place

by Jenna DuChene and Christine Reed

page 24


On Patrol

Includes feature "Ask the Ranger"

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

page 17


includes feature "Ask the Biologist"

by Jenna DuChene

page 28

Letters and Reviews

by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna Duchene

page 30

Back Trails

Skiing Into Nature

by Frank Knight

page 32