Robert T. Leverett
Bob Leverett is the co-founder of the Native Tree Society, co-founder and President of Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest, chairperson for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Forest Reserves Scientific Advisory Committee, and the co-author of the American Forests Champion Tree-Measuring Guidelines handbook. He is also co-author of several books including the Sierra Club Guide to Ancient Forests of the Northeast, Old Growth in the East, a Survey, Eastern Old Growth Forest – Prospects for Rediscovery and Recovery, and Wilderness Comes Home – Re-Wilding the Northeast. Educated as an engineer, Bob is a recognized expert in the science of measuring trees for both science and sport. His association with old-growth forest discoveries and confirmations dates to the middle 1980s.This compelling interest placed him in the center of the early old growth preservation movements, which continue to this day.