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Volume 73, Number 1

August, 2018

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A photo of two white-tailed deer fawns

In Pursuit of the Perfect Photo

Photographing wildlife without disturbing it

by Laurie Dirkx

page 2

A photo of a male mallard

Mallard Decline: Cause and Action

by Josh Stiller

page 6

A photo of lupines growing at the Rome Sand Plains

Rome Sand Plains

Restoring a special place in Central New York

by Ernest H. Williams

page 10

A photo of a lake with an algal bloom

Harmful Algal Blooms

Colorful summer threats to some of NY's lakes and ponds

by Rebecca Gorney and Stephanie June

page 12

A photo of an alewife

The Return of Alewives to Beaver Lake

Using a fish ladder to boost alewife populations

by Victoria O'Neill

page 16

A photo of people fishing in the Salmon River

Tug Hill Commission

Celebrating 45 years of collaboration

by Katie Malinowski

page 19

A photo of students hiking

Connect Kids Program

Providing field trip grants to NY schools

by Susan Carver

page 22

A photo of deceased NYSOWA member Bob McNitt

New York Outdoor Writers Association at 50

Connecting the public with nature through the written word

by Glenn Sapir

page 26

A photo of students shooting bows at school

Archery in Schools

National archery program hits all the right targets

by Jill Trunko

page 30

A photo of one of the ponds at Erwin WMA

Erwin Wildlife Management Area

by Mike Palermo

page 32

A photo of fish being stocked

Catskill Fish Hatchery

by Michelle Ziegler

page 34


On Patrol

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

page 25


by Conservationist Staff

page 36


Includes feature Ask the Biologist

by Eileen Stegemann and Ellen Bidell

page 38

Back Trails

Nature's Wonder

by Tom Alworth

page 40