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History of deer population trends and forest cutting on the Allegheny National ForestAuthor(s): Jim Redding
Source: In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Fosbroke, Sandra L. C., ed. Proceedings, 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1995 March 5-8; Morgantown, WV.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-197. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 214-224
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThe forests of the Allegheny Plateau section of northwestern Pennsylvania have been severely impacted for more than 70 years by selective browsing by white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Historical and ecological interactions of deer and the forest ecosystem in this region from pre-settlement times to the present are presented based on data from the Allegheny National Forest area. The data suggest that deer impacts on forested ecosystems can be controlled through a combination of increased, sustained deer harvests and increased forage production through timber harvesting.
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CitationRedding, Jim. 1995. History of deer population trends and forest cutting on the Allegheny National Forest. In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Fosbroke, Sandra L. C., ed. Proceedings, 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1995 March 5-8; Morgantown, WV.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-197. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 214-224
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