The Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry presents a new book:
By Michael Gaige and Yonatan Glogower
Great Mountain Forest consists of approximately 6,300 acres of working conservation land, established more than a century ago in the hills of northwest Connecticut, and now protected under a Forest Legacy easement. This field resource book is designed to make exploration and learning at Great Mountain Forest easily approachable. It will introduce the reader to the process of reading the landscape by bringing them to the places on the ground that tell the stories of the Great Mountain Forest. The intention behind each section is to document and share the best places on the ground to observe, learn and study the ecology and history of the Great Mountain Forest.
Former Dean of the School of Forestry, Sir Peter Crane, says this book “places Great Mountain Forest in context: as a part of the ever changing green mantle of northwestern Connecticut formed by climatic succession over millennia on an ancient landscape that has been influenced pervasively by people.”
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Table of Contents:
Each section of the book is available to download and print.
Sections are subject to copyright restrictions.
- FOREWORD I
- FOREWORD II
- GEOLOGIC UNDERPINNINGS
- DEVELOPMENT OF THE EASTERN DECIDUOUS FOREST
- HUMAN HISTORY
- SPECIES OF INTEREST
- FIELD MARKS
- SITES OF INTEREST: GEOLOGIC AND GEOMORPHIC SITES
- SITES OF INTEREST: UNIQUE NATURAL COMMUNITIES
- LAND USE HISTORY
- FOREST MANAGEMENT
- RESEARCH SITES
- RESEARCH BIBLIOGRAPHY
- COMPLETE SPECIES LIST