Even after the northern cutaway in the late 1900's and early 20th century, there were pockets of old growth forest left standing.
A group is beginning a unique study to discover how much old growth is remaining in an area which has been under studied.
Bryan Pierce is Executive Director of the Northwoods Land Trust in Eagle River. Pierce says the public sector old growth lands have been surveyed....
"....we know there's old growth remnants on public lands, but nobody has a good idea how much of that might exist on private land...."