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shade the woods like a curtain. The
forest floor is covered in crowfeet and
princess pine, jack-in-the-pulpit,
and ferns. Red efts cross our path
and rare southern leopard frogs croak
in the nearby pond. Johnson points
to a more than
100-year-old
beech tree that
is completely
covered in
scratch claw
marks and puncture holes from
multiple bears.
This is wild land.
We're heading
to the remains
of a splash dam
built during the
logging era. We
Joe Kosack
follow an old
corduroy woods
road that connected the dam to the
logging camps. In a boggy area, we
can still see the log sections lying
side-by-side embedded in the forest
floor, creating a hard surface that was
used to roll wagons over.
Back in the 1800s, the lumber
companies would fell the trees and
pile them together in manmade
ponds held back by a wooden dam.
The ghosts of the upright posts

are still present in the native trout
stream, jagged and eroded, but clearly
visible. When the spring snow melt
backed up behind the dam, it was
opened and the logs would rush
downstream toward the West Branch
of the Susquehanna, then on
to the waiting
sawmills.
Johnson tells
us that when he
returned from his
stint during the
Vietnam War,
he secured a job
with the Georgia-Pacific logging company in
the maintenance
division here. His
job was to seed
the logging sites
and loading areas and build gates for
the timber company.
A large portion of the land
had been strip-mined from the late
'50s through the '90s. It had been
recently logged and it was painful for
Johnson to see the land so denuded.
He made it his personal mission to replant. Hundreds of thousands of saplings and food-producing shrubs were
placed in the ground - surplus stock

By Dan Lynch
What They're Saying About the Game Commission
Trent Moraski, from Cambridge Springs, wrote,
"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you Game News editors for your hard work
and dedication to quality. I finished the November 2013 issue and could not have been more
pleased. The bear hunting articles were spot on. I have been pursuing these animals for several
years and your writers captured the spirit of the hunt perfectly.
"Additionally, the expanded Field Notes and the technical columns in the back of the issue
are always well done. Thanks again, and keep up the outstanding work."

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