The Fight for Sterling Forest

It is a rugged forest, dotted with lakes and bogs, graced by lush meadows, criss-crossed by rocky ridges where black bear and bobcats roam. Hawks ride currents overhead, migrating song birds find refuge during their long trips, and hikers on the Appalachian Trail pause to appreciate vistas of a wild world rolling away in all directions. And all this is within an hour’s drive of New York City.