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Contents

Volume 68, Number 6

June, 2014

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Common loon with a chick on its back

Spirit of our Northern Waters

Loons in the Adirondacks

by Howard Jennings (photos); David Nelson (text)

page 2

50 projects will improve outdoor recreation access

Access for Outdoor Recreation

Fifty new access projects make more outdoor recreation opportunities within reach

by DEC Staff

page 7

The author taking a break while biking to the Boilermaker

Biking to the Boilermaker

Getting to the Boilermaker by bicycle

by David G. Pratt

page 8

Family hiking

Start 'em Young

Getting kids hiking

by Jeff Alt

page 12

Signing a trail register

Help-I'm lost!

The importance of signing trail registers

by Scott VanLaer

page 16

Eastern coyote

Rise of the Eastern Coyote

Understanding coyote ecology will allow us to coexist

by Dan Bogan, Ph.D.

page 20

Northville-Placid Trail sign

Celebrating an Adirondack Hiking Tradition

The Northville Placid Trail turns 90

by Wes Lampman

page 24

American ginseng with berries

American Ginseng

Highlighting this important wild forest plant

by DEC Staff

page 28

The Adirondacks

The Adirondacks

Where wilderness preservation began

by Doug Scott

page 30

Asian longhorned beetle over water

Forest Health Corner: What's that bug?

Common Insects seen at DEC's Forest Health Lab

by Jessica Cancelliere

page 34

Departments

On Patrol

Includes feature: Ask the ECO

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

page 27

Briefly

by Jenna Kerwin and David Nelson

page 36

Letters

Includes feature: Ask the Biologist

by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna Kerwin

page 38

Back Trails

The Joy of Camping

by Eileen Stegemann

page 40