Friday, March 21, 2014

Wild Turkey Habitat Management

Wild Turkey Habitat Management Do you enjoy seeing wild turkeys in your woodlands? Are you interested in learning how to improve habitat for wild turkeys? If so, plan to attend the Cumberland Woodland Owners’ Association meeting on Thursday, April 10. Mary Jo Casalena, Pennsylvania Game Commission Wild Turkey Biologist will speak about “Wild Turkey Habitat and Tips for Managing It.” Her responsibilities as state wild turkey biologist include wild turkey research, harvest, population, and habitat management, and technical committee advisor to the National Wild Turkey Federation. The meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. at the Cumberland County Extension Office which is located at 310 Allen Road in Carlisle. You do not have to be a member and there is no cost to attend. Directions are available on-line at: The Pennsylvania Game Commission assists and educates land owners regarding turkey habitat management. To have and keep wild turkeys on a given area, the land must provide suitable turkey habitat. Three critical aspects of wild turkey populations in Pennsylvania are feeding, brooding and nesting. Mary Jo Casalena presentation will focus on creating and managing openings in forested landscapes and managing existing openings like log landings as productive areas for wild turkey feeding, brooding and nesting. The Cumberland Woodland Owners Association is 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 meeting, contact Fred Peabody at 717/776-3565 (email:

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