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Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – March 2017

Posted: March 17, 2017

Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.

When Mike and Laura Jackson wanted to restore wildlife habitat on their slice of a forested Pennsylvania mountainside, they did something you might not expect. The husband and wife, who live on 114 acres in Bedford County, started cutting down trees. The Jacksons were motivated to drastic action in part by a small gray bird with flashes of yellow on its head and wings.

Overabundant deer can spell trouble for people, including frequent car collisions and the spread of zoonotic diseases. But deer can also disrupt wildlife communities -- such as forest songbirds -- by eating away their habitat. In a new study, researchers show that areas in the eastern US with high deer numbers tend to have fewer birds that need forest shrubs.

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