J(oseph) Harry Rich was my grandfather. He purchased this land mostly in about 1917. He taught forestry at UMass in Amherst. During the summers, he employed his students to manage the tree farm. They would employ different techniques for pruning, brush clearance and the like to assess the impact of these on growth rates and the quality of the lumber produced. There has never been a man so in love with the forest. I caught my first fish in the Nashua River in about 1960. Of course, in those days we were afraid to eat the fish because of the upstream pollution by various paper mills and such. Although he died in about 1968, he would be pleased that the pollution has been largely mitigated and that his beloved tree farm has been preserved.