Monthly Archives: November 2019

On Wilderness: Rethinking Climate Crisis

The Howland Reaserch Forest includes rare forest of hemlock, spruce, and white pine—some trees so vast and old they proved already middle-aged when Thoreau passed through on his way to Katahadin over one hundred and fifty years ago. Howland was established in 1987 as a research site, and for the last twenty years, ecologists at the U.S. Forest Service and University of Maine-Orono have been quietly churning out groundbreaking data on carbon storage and sequestration.
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A Necessary Quiet

My first foray to monitor a Wilderness Trust-protected property took me to Hersey Mountain in Central New Hampshire this autumn. Our agenda: Trek through the darkening forest to the summit of the Preserve and camp at a small shelter maintained by NEFF and a crew of volunteers.
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