Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Deer Management Meeting Rescheduled to Feb. 25th at Penn State Mont Alto

Deer Management and Our Forests meeting rescheduled to February 25th at Penn State Mont Alto

The February 11th "Deer Management and Our Forests" meeting that was postponed due to weather has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 25th, 7:00 pm at Penn State Mont Alto in the General Studies Building auditorium. There is limited parking available behind the General Studies Building.
For those that use the lower parking lot that will be on your right as you enter campus, there will be signs to the General Studies Building. Directions and maps for Penn State Mont Alto are available at the following webpages.


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Deer Management and Our Forests

On Thursday, February 25th, Rick Watts with the Quality Deer Management Association will speak about deer management and what this means to our forests.  The meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. at Penn State Mont Alto in the auditorium of the General Studies Building. The meeting is being sponsored by the Cumberland Woodland Owners' Association. The meeting is open to the public. You do not have to be a member of the association and there is no cost to attend.

Deer management is an important issue in Pennsylvania.  The large number of deer in the state has significantly changed our forests over the last 50 years, particularly in our most heavily forested areas.  In some forests, the diversity of plant species that grew there for centuries has been replaced by a few species that deer do not prefer to eat.  To ensure the health of deer and our forests, herds must be kept in balance with their habitat. 

The Quality Deer Management Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) wildlife conservation organization dedicated to promoting sustainable, high-quality, white-tailed deer populations, wildlife habitats and ethical hunting experiences through education, research, and management in partnership with hunters, landowners, natural resource professionals, and the public.

The Cumberland Woodland Owners Association (CWOA) is an organization of private forestland owners and others interested in forestry issues in south central Pennsylvania. The mission of the association is to provide information, education and an exchange of ideas to its members and others about the methods and benefits of proper forest management.  For more information about the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association and the February 11th meeting, contact Fred Peabody at 717/776-3565 (email:  Invite other woodland owners to the meeting.

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