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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Rocky Mountain National Park. The grassland meadow in the valley below should be a willow thicket of beaver ponds (click for larger image).
A Bird, Two Ungulates, and a Fungus
August 15, 2018
A circle of life and death story
2018 Veg Crew Adventures - Week 7
August 10, 2018
Flowers and ferns and snakes!
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Fawn are cute but...
August 6, 2018
I never thought I'd do two fawn survival studies in my career.
2018 Veg Crew Adventures - Week 6
August 1, 2018
Work smarter, not harder
Perfect Recipe
July 31, 2018
It just isn’t the same without all the ingredients.

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...