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Abstract

During the period between the establishment of the Adirondack Forest Preserve in 1885 and the adoption of the Forever Wild clause in 1894, much of the debate concerning the Adirondacks centered around the future of logging on forest Preserve land. Early multiple-use conservationists such as Gifford Pinchot and Bernhard Fer­now saw sustainable logging as a justifiable use of Forest Preserve land, and attempted to demonstrate the possibilities of scientific forestry on several private preserves. Strict preservation advocates, fear.fit! of commercial interests controlling state resources, lobbied for total protection of all Forest Preserve land, finally granted during the Constitutional Convention of 1894.

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