LTER 2006 Annual Scientists Meeting rated the best ever; The LNO year in review; Rapid network evolution prompts changes to LTER governance; Main components of the LTER Network governance structure; LTER planning process; News briefs; Updates from the National Science Foundation; Antarctic researchers mull climate change at CSU meeting; Teachers learning from Hubbard Brook science; ASM 2006 News Pictorial; Binoculars, bats and benefits of Community Service Learning; ‘The Lost Seal’ a big hit; Upsetting the balance of nature?; LTER advances Ecological Informatics; On the move: International LTER Coordinating Committee meeting in Namibia develops strategic plans; Education News Extra: SBC LTER launches Watershed Education program with partners; Publications; Calendar