One Unbroken Forest
88-93, 100, 102, 104, 106, 108
A history of and meditation on Big Reed Forest Preserve, a 5,000 acre block of old-growth forest in the north woods. Reviews the history of logging in Maine and the impact on the state's woodlands. Explains how the Preserve's unique situation and terrain, the longtime stewardship of 1800s shipping magnate David Pingree and his descendants, and its acquisition by the Nature Conservancy have combined to protect the area through the centuries. Explains Big Reed's importance to environmental research, and its vulnerability to threats such as invasive species and climate change. All is interspersed with the author's account of his stay in a cabin on Big Reed Pond. Includes photographs by Brian Kelley.
Grunewald, Will, "One Unbroken Forest" (2021). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 5605.