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A Plan to Log a New Jersey Wilderness Preserve Divides Environmentalists TakePart/Participant Media

A Plan to Log a New Jersey Wilderness Preserve Divides Environmentalists

SPARTA TOWNSHIP, New Jersey-On a recent early summer morning, the chirps and trills of songbirds filled the air as our group of around two dozen walked down a dirt access road into a forest in northern New Jersey. The leaves formed a dense green canopy high above our heads, filtering out most of the warm sun. "Bear tracks," said one man, pointing to a row of paw marks drying into the damp earth. We stepped carefully to avoid crushing them with our hiking boots.

June 29, 2016 Go to Article