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  • Planning is the most critical step, ensuring the balance of this remarkable forest's natural assets with a commercial timber harvest.
  • Soft afternoon light filters through the snow and trees in the Conservancy's St. John River Forest, one of the Maine woods' most beautiful and vast landscapes.
  • On snowshoes, Conservancy staffers Bill Patterson and Nancy Sferra join forester Jim O'Malley on a tour of the St. John River Forest to plan future timber harvests.
  • The logging camp serves as a temporary home for the crew during the harvest at the Conservancy's St. John River Forest.
  • American Loggers videographers tape the planned harvest with Conservancy staff and the logging crew.
  • An American Loggers videographer captures the watchful eye of forester Jim O'Malley.
  • The crew takes GPS coordinates to keep track of the logging operation.
  • Forester Jim O'Malley (left) and Conservancy staffers Nancy Sferra and Bill Patterson watch the operation from a safe distance.
  • The American Loggers crew captures the discussion alongside the loggers' machinery.
  • On this chilly day, the logging crew confers about the next steps for the logging operation, making sure the work leaves the land in good shape.
  • Fully loaded, a truck hauls a load of logs out of the forest.
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