Watch Faces of the Forest: Ticonderoga, New York

Faces of the Forest is about people—the people who work the land, nurture the trees, and make the paper and packaging products on which you rely for so many things. But this installment is as much about a place as the people in it.

Ticonderoga, New York is a storied town in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. It’s home to one of the oldest historical preservation sites in America, Fort Ticonderoga, as well as to thousands of acres of protected “forever wild” forest along the shores of idyllic Lake George. It’s also home to the Ticonderoga Mill, which helps protect that land, and has the unique distinction of being the only papermaking plant located completely inside a U.S. state park.

Of course, you’ll meet some capable people in the video, too. Jim and Sarah work at the mill keeping workers safe and forests healthy. Walt runs the organization that partners with the mill and others to keep Lake George clean and pristine. And Beth and Matt help teach generations of visitors about the historical and natural significance of the entire region.

This is the story of how the town, the fort and the mill work together to create value while upholding values. These are the faces (and places) of the forest.

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