On June 19, 2013, Bob Williams, a certified forester practicing in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, received New Jersey Audubon's Richard Kane Conservation Award--- their conservationist of the year award. He has successfully planned timber harvests for commercial and government forests for more than twenty years, converting little-remembered and poorly cared for forests into … [Read more...]
What is an Old-Growth, Virgin Forest Like?
In the twentieth century (and for centuries before), it was believed that ancient, never-cut forests were mainly very large, widely scattered trees which shaded the ground between them to such a large degree that few younger trees could survive. As a traveler in the 18th century described it, this kind of forest was supposed to be so open between the huge ancient trees that you … [Read more...]