Bruce Kershner (4/17/50-2/16/07) was a naturalist, ecologist, educator, and author. He authored dozens of books, most notably Secret Places: Scenic Treasures of Western New York and Southern Ontario. Bruce was named "Environmentalist of the Year" by the Sierra Club, the Adirondack Mountain Club, and New York State. As executive director of the Buffalo Audubon Society, William McKeever worked with Bruce on environmental advocacy projects to protect the old-growth forests of DeVeaux Woods, Zoar Valley, and Allegany State Park. As fellow outdoor enthusiasts, Jennifer Hillman and William have hiked these trails over the course of 25 years.