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    Author(s): Scott H. Stoleson; Jeffery. L. Larkin
    Date: 2010
    Source: In: Majumdar, S.K.; Master, T.L; Brittingham, M.C.; Ross, R.M.; Mulvihill, R.S.; Huffman, J.E., eds. Avian Ecology and Conservation: A Pennsylvania Focus with National Implications. The Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Easton, PA: 14-27.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Pennsylvania is a forested state--the very name means "Penn's woods". Despite being the sixth most populous state in the country, forests are the dominant land-cover type in in Pennsylvania. Today approximately 60% of the commonwealth is forested, and Pennsylvania leads the nation in hardwood growing stock volume (Widmann 1995).

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    Stoleson, Scott H.; Larkin, Jeffery. L. 2010. Breeding birds of Pennsylvania: forest communities.

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