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Harvard Forest Seeks Rememdy for Illegal Cutting and Environmental Destruction

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
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Illegal Logging

In January 2008, in conjunction with tree harvesting on abutting Petersham Country Club property, Harvard Forest experienced illegal cutting of nearly 100 trees on its property and significant environmental damage to the surrounding forest, including a fragile vernal pool. This Fact Sheet and the accompanying map/photographs describe and illustrate the damage, outline Harvard Forest's goals, and provide substantial background regarding the cutting. It was our hope that the overtures made to the Country Club and their contrator, Forward Enterprises, in efforts to find a mutually beneficial remediation would be successful, but unfortunately Harvard Forest has been forced to seek a legal remedy to this trespass and environmental destruction. 

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