Why can’t we just let Nature take its course?

Unless we actively create more young forest, many wild creatures -- including a host of colorful songbirds -- will rarely be seen or heard. Canada lynx numbers may never rebound. The New England cottontail and Appalachian cottontail could end up on the Endangered Species list – and maybe even go extinct. Our region will become even more dominated by mature woodlands, affording fewer habitat options for wildlife.