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Forestry and deer in the pine region of New JerseyAuthor(s): S. Little; G. R. Moorhead; H. A. Somes
Source: Station Paper NE-109. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 33 p.
Publication Series: Science Perspectives (SP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionForestry and deer affect each other's welfare. Forestry and other land-use practices, particularly farming, affect deer chiefly by modifying the supplies of available food and protective cover. On the other side, an overabundance of deer can overbrowse and eliminate the most palatable and nutritious food species. If these are trees that could be valuable for timber, the amount and value of future timber crops can be greatly reduced. If this happens, forestry may become impractical; and then an important natural resource may be sacrificed to deer (Latham 1950).
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CitationLittle, S.; Moorhead, G. R.; Somes, H. A. 1958. Forestry and deer in the pine region of New Jersey. Station Paper NE-109. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 33 p.
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