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Forest Stewardship Series Recorded Webinars

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June 13, 2018

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was initially discovered in mule deer in Colorado 50 years ago but was detected in Pennsylvania in 2012 in wild and captive white-tailed deer.

April 11, 2018

Unlike fish that inhabit larger waterways, many threats to stream fish can be traced back to improper management of land adjacent to the stream corridor.

December 13, 2017

What Private Landowners and those who work with them need to know

November 15, 2017

Extended deer seasons and increased antlerless licenses are often to blame as the sole reason for hunters seeing fewer deer. However, in many cases poor habitat is a limiting factor.

September 13, 2017

Streamside forest buffers stabilize streambanks, reduce erosion, restore natural flow patterns to waterways, provide wildlife habitat (including pollinators), as well as provide opportunities for income.

December 13, 2016

The golden-winged warbler has undergone significant population declines in Pennsylvania due to the loss of early successional forest habitat.

September 14, 2016

Find out about doe strategies during the breeding season and how population density affects the dispersal of yearling females.

February 10, 2016

Native plants are often already on our local landscapes, but management can be critical to their maintenance as well as the general habitats in which they occur.

October 13, 2015

Each year up to 80 deer are fitted with satellite GPS collars that collect thousands of locations a year. Dr. Duane Diefenbach shares some insights into deer movement behavior as it relates to the fall hunting seasons and the rut.

September 8, 2015

Learn about vernal pool structure, wildlife species that use the pools, conserving vernal pools and where to find help in caring for them.

May 12, 2015

Bird abundance and distribution as impacted by shale gas development, and strategies for reducing negative impacts through habitat restoration.

February 10, 2015

White-tailed deer biology, habitat requirements for food, cover, water and space, and management practices to improve food and cover availability and balance deer populations with available habitat.

March 11, 2014

Many of our ecologically important native plants are perceived as weeds when in actuality they are beneficial to wildlife and useful for creating wildlife habitat in your backyard.

January 14, 2014

The ecology of Pennsylvania’s only flying mammals and how the recent outbreak of white-nose syndrome has affected their populations.

November 13, 2012

An in-depth look at how Pennsylvania’s deer management program works: the establishment of goals and measures used to assess progress.

April 10, 2012

The advantages and needs of Early Successional Habitat (ESH)–the old field scrub /shrub and that created through timber management and the role ESH plays in the landscape.

January 10, 2012

Wild turkey biology and habitat management: a turkey's life cycle from egg-stage to adulthood, how habitat requirements vary with the seasons, and management strategies to create habitat.

October 11, 2011

Bat diversity and the many surprising and interesting features of bats, with a focus on North American bats and their relationship to forested habitats.

February 8, 2011

Amphibians and reptiles are important components of a healthy woodlot. Learn how to enhance your property for these wildlife.

December 14, 2010

The annual life cycle and ecology of ruffed grouse and American woodcock, how to manage for their habitat needs, and the effects of hunting on their populations.

May 11, 2010

Every spring forests come alive with the sounds and sights of migrant birds returning to breed: covers the basics of ID, information on life history, and identification.

April 13, 2010

This presentation covers the history, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, vector ecology, management tactics, and a brief review of some of the latest research findings on Lyme disease.

March 9, 2010

Techniques that landowners and managers can utilize to attain a white-tailed deer herd that is in balance with the forest habitat.

March 10, 2009

Forest landowners often enjoy creating wildlife habitat on their properties. Learn how to do so while preventing wildlife/human conflicts and protecting lands for the future.