User:Stephen Hiltner

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I am a writer, naturalist, jazz musician, composer, actor, playwright, poet, natural resource manager, botanist, environmental scientist, environmental science entrepreneur, horticulturalist, and preservationist.

I led the founding of the Friends of Herrontown Woods (FOHW)[1], which beginning in 2013 cleared and re-opened the long-overgrown trails in that preserve and in adjoining Autumn Hill Reservation in Princeton, NJ. I continue to help maintain the trails on 210 acres of open space along the Princeton ridge. FOHW successfully fought off attempts by Mercer County to demolish the Veblen House and Cottage, and I am helping lead the effort to rehabilitate these historic buildings that provide the only infrastructure for a long corridor of preserved open space in eastern Princeton. The fascinating history of Herrontown Woods caused me to catch the history bug; research to date can be found at Veblen House[2].

You can read one of my blogs at Princeton Nature Notes[3].

  1. Friends of Herrontown Woods website, last access 7/11/2022
  2. Veblen House website, last access 7/11/2022
  3. Princeton Nature Notes, last access 7/11/2022