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Volume 74, Number 6

June, 2020

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A photo of the author in a canoe with a bass she caught

Fishing is About the Smiles

by Eileen Stegemann

page 2

A photo of a man wearing a face mask riding a recumbent bike

Local is the Place to Be

During the COVID-19 Crisis, Explore the Opportunities Near Home and Recreate Local

by Conservationist staff

page 6

A historical photo of Fish Creek Pond Adirondack campground

DEC Campgrounds Turn 100

by Rick Georgeson

page 10

A photo of man wading through a creek

An Unexpected Overnight

A Hiker and Ranger Response Story

by Eileen Mowrey

page 14

A photo of a hiker signing a trail register

Leave No Trace 101

Principles to follow for all visitors to the outdoors

by McCrea Burnham and Jane Raffaldi

page 17

A photo of red oaks showing signs of oak wilt

Combatting Oak Wilt-A Threat to New York Forests

by Kelsey McLaughlin

page 20

A photo of a wild turkey and a deer in front of a gravestone

Nearby Nature-in the Capital Region

by Michael Eck and Brian Nearing; Photos by Thomas Lindsay and Jock Elliot

page 22

A shellfishing area closed sign

No Shellfishing-Why?

by Alyssa Lefebvre

page 26

A photo of a person finding a cache

Cache Me Outside

Enjoying a Hi-Tech Scavenger Hunt

by Mary Elizabeth

page 30

A photo of an ash tree showing signs of emerald ash borer damage

Debarking an Uncertain Future

Emerald Ash Borer on the Saint Regis Mohawk Reservation

by Olivia Box

page 32


On Patrol

by ECO Lt. Liza Bobseine and Forest Ranger Capt. Sarah B. Geesler

page 13


by Conservationist Staff

page 36


Includes feature Ask the Biologist

by Jeremy Taylor and Eileen Stegemann

page 38

Back Trails

I've Got an Itch to Scratch

by Rachel Moore

page 40