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Volume 74, Number 5

April, 2020

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A historical photo of DEC Commissioner Henry Diamond with legislators

We've Come a Long Way-Celebrating the 50th Anniversaries of Earth Day and DEC

by Conservationist Staff

page 2

A photo of a lake trout

A Mighty Fish Making its Return to Lake Erie (with some help)

by TJ Pignataro

page 4

A photo of marine debris

Musings on Marine Debris

by Krista Haas

page 8

A photo of woman holding a fish

The Changing Face of New York Anglers- DEC'S WomenHuntFishNY Angling Photo Contest

by Joelle Ernst

page 12

A photo of a boardwalk on state land

Accessible Recreation-Opportunities for Everyone

by Tony Colyer-Pendas

page 16

A photo of a brook trout

Brook Trout Return to Lake Colden

by Jon Fieroh and Karen Roy

page 19

A photo of a man doing vegetation control on Oneida Lake

Guardians of the Lake-Oneida Lake Association Celebrates 75 Years of Conservation

by John Harmon

page 23

A photo of a sea star

Species Spotlight-Sea Stars

by Bill Rhodes

page 28


On Patrol

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

page 22


by Conservationist Staff

page 28


Includes feature Ask the Biologist

by Jeremy Taylor and Eileen Stegemann

page 30

Back Trails

Life Lessons

by Annie Swanson

page 32