Deer-Forest Study

Pennsylvania forests face many challenges - invasive plants, insect outbreaks, soil acidity, tree diseases, and even deer. This study is being conducted to better understand the role of deer in the context of all these challenges and to help Pennsylvania’s forest and wildlife managers better manage deer and the forest.

The Deer-Forest Blog

We're tracking deer in Pennsylvania's forests. Check out what is going on in the field and learn what our researchers are discovering.

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2018 Veg Crew Adventures - Week 1
June 21, 2018
The veg crews have been unleashed.
All Good Things
June 19, 2018
Most of this year’s fawns have already hit the ground but we aren’t hitting the woods to find them.
It’s Vegetation Season!
June 17, 2018
It’s that time of year again! Spring has FINALLY arrived. Time to lace up those hiking boots, grab some field gear, and BOTANIZE!
Downside of Eating Dirt
June 13, 2018
Lots of species partake but where you snack may kill you.
Off Camera Shenanigans
June 11, 2018
Bears, bobcats, coyotes, and fawns – how photogenic is our cast?

About the Study

Pennsylvania forests face many challenges - invasive plants, insect outbreaks, soil acidity, tree diseases, and even deer. This study is being conducted to better understand the role of deer in the context of all these challenges and to help Pennsylvania’s forest and wildlife managers better manage deer and the forest. More about the Deer-Forest Study...