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CT’s Charcoal Industry: Can you spot the signs?

Colliers with a charcoal mound

Forests throughout CT still have visible and tangible signs of their charcoal past, but only if you know what you are looking for. Recently, WNPR spent a morning on CFPA’s Whitney Forest in Lebanon with Land Conservation Director, Lindsay Suhr, and CFPA volunteers Emery Gluck and Lance Hansen searching for an old charcoal mound known to be on site. The morning also included a visit to Goodwin Forest to view Lance’s charcoal mound model he built for public education.  Emery and Lance have an endless wealth of knowledge on the topic and have done their own extensive research about the history of this booming 19th century industry. Click here to access WNPR’s article and learn more from Emery and Lance.