The Northern Forest

A 1988 divestiture by a private timberland owning corporation in the northeast focused national attention on a particular region of New England that became identified as “The Northern Forest.” The region has not been the same since. 

The Northern Forest is a 26 million acre region of the United States that stretches from the New Brunswick border of eastern Maine to the region bordering Lake Ontario in New York. Portions of Vermont and New Hampshire are also included. It is one of the largest expanses of continuously forested land in the nation, valuable to the nearly one million people who live and work there, to visitors, and to those who may never have been to the region, but care that it remain forested. 

Read the whole story in FINDING COMMON GROUND, the report of the Northern Forest Lands Council.