Areas logged since 2011
Cuts on Sparta Mountain since 2011
Aerial photos taken April 2016
Just north of Edison Bog, by the lookout (2 photos)
Seed tree cut just north of Edison Bog. Bog is at bottom, lookout in white above that, and the cut is above that. Beaver Lake is at top left.
Edison Bog lookout in white on the left, Beaver Lake upper right
Ridge Road Cut (3 photos)
Multiple small seed tree cuts on both sides of a power line cut. Pre-existing dirt roads are shown.
By Collins Pond (2 photos)
Collins Pond at upper left; one tree remains in middle (look for the shadow)
NJ Audubon property cut
Seed tree cut very close to headwaters of Russia Brook, a category 1 stream. The Highlands Act requires 300 foot buffers from all waters, but forest stewardship plans are exempt.
Northwest of Edison Bog (2 photos)
A shelterwood cut on a peak northwest of Edison Bog (just west of the Edison Bog North cut). Shelterwood cuts take 50% of the trees initially, then the remaining 50% later.
photo credits: Beaver Lake resident JP Endress