Nov-Dec 2000



Editor's Note
Smarter Wood
Today, when it comes to wood and paper products, there are choices.
by Lisa Gosselin

Audubon View
With two big victories in hand, Audubon sets an ambitious conservation agenda for the coming year.
by John Flicker



Field Notes
Red zone: the century's first primate extinction; bracing for winter's annual salt assault; junk in orbit; a fighter for British Columbia's wild places with an improbable resume.
edited by David Seideman

True Nature
What Grows in Grottoes
Enter this dark, dank Appalachian cave, a strange realm of blind, slow-moving animals--and what may be nature's most balanced ecosystem.
by Barbara Hurd

Earth Almanac
The late-winter woods, with a newt that can't make up its mind and a plant with plenty of gall.
by Ted Williams

A Matter of Scale
A lover of wilderness, exiled to the city, discovers that the wonders of nature exist everywhere.
by John Tallmadge

Ask Audubon
Do lemmings really commit suicide? How do frogs survive the cold? Squirrels' feet do what?
by Carolyn Shea

Burning Money
The only "disaster" of fire season 2000 was how much was spent to battle something so essential to forests.
by Ted Williams

Shooting Like a Pro
Five top wildlife photographers show you the tricks of the trade.
by Les Line

Audubon in Action
A triumph in the Everglades; building relationships and habitat in California farm country; diverting a wasteful water project; coming soon: the Great Backyard Bird Count.
edited by Keith Kloor

Amphibians, Aliens & Agriculture
A magical search for a golden frog; what to do about alien invasions; the Green Revolution revisited.
by Christopher Camuto

In the Wild
The Eagles Have Landed
Five miles and 4,000 eagles equal an annual event in one Alaskan town.
by Les Line
Photo by Charles Sleicher

The next time you go to the lumberyard or the furniture store, do the right thing. Here's how to make sure that your purchases aren't leaving clear-cut forests in their wake. 

Trees may be the ultimate renewable resource, but the demand for paper and wood products continues to rise. So the fate of our forests, including these five imperiled tree species, is up to you. 

Enter the airborne world of nature's indefatigable flyer, and come along with one mother as she travels nearly 40,000 miles of trackless ocean to find food for her chick.

On Michigan's Upper Peninsula, we take stock of the cost, in trees, of one issue of Audubon. 
For millennia, orangutans lived throughout southeast Asia. Today, as humans threaten their last rainforest redoubts, the great apes face an alarmingly uncertain future. 

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