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Contents

Volume 64, Number 6

June, 2010

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Close-up of the flower of the grass pink orchid

Orchids of New York

by Chuck Sheviak and Steve Young

page 2

Former DEC Commissioner Henry Diamond and a woman planting a tree seedling

An Environmental Vision 40 Years Later

Comparing notes of two DEC Commissioners

page 8

A forest ranger conducting a controlled burn

New York State Forest Rangers

Celebrating 125 years of protecting New York's forests

by Richard Totino

page 13

Fingers holding a crayfish

"Bioneers"

Adventures in stream biomonitoring

by John Razzano

page 18

A firefly on a leaf

Fireflying

Following lightning bugs

by Lee Stephanie Roscoe

page 24

Departments

Briefly and Book Review

Includes feature "Ask the Biologist"

by Jenna Kerwin and Eileen Stegemann

page 28

Letters

by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna Kerwin

page 30

Back Trails

Perspectives on People and Nature

by Reba Laks

page 32