IINSIDE THIS ISSUE: Top Stories: Strategic Planning for LTER SITE NEWS: SGS Symposium; MCM -Exploring an Ecosystem Entombed in Ice Milestones; LUQ – Take a Journey to El Yunque; PAL – On-line Journaling and Data Bridges the Learning Gap to the Antarctic. NETWORKING: LTER ASM 2003; Implementing EML At LTER Sites; National Invasive Species Database; Agricultural Landscapes in Transition; Ecoinformatics Training for Field Stations; Journals Feature LTER Network; The Value of LTER Site Augmentation. EDUCATION: Education Update. INTERNATIONAL: ILTER Workshop in Agricultural Ecosystems Leads to Collaboration; Collaboration Reveals Earthworm Invasion in Taiwan; News from the ILTER Network