Wildlife Outreach Center
WOW is your one stop location for finding extension fact sheets, handbooks, webinars, youth programs and answers to frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania wildlife.
We’ve always had lots of great information on PA wildlife, but now we have brought it all together at one website making it much easier to locate what you are looking for. Whether you are interested in habitat management, solving a nuisance wildlife problem or locating a rehabilitator to take care of an injured animal, you’ll find the information you need is just a click away.
Pennsylvania adjusts CWD rules
October 26, 2013The Game Commission has made a number of changes to the CWD rules for hunters harvesting deer in regions where CWD has been found. This PGC news release explains the changes. Hunters are encouraged to be familiar with the changes and requirements.
Meet the Allegheny Woodrat
August 14, 2013The Allegheny woodrat is a rare Pennsylvania native associated with rocky habiats
Grad Researcher Studies Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development on Wildlife
July 22, 2013Forest fragmentation caused by drilling infrastructure is measurable, may alter bird communities. Pennsylvania, a.k.a. Penn's Woods, is roughly 60 percent forest, with the largest unbroken block of trees spanning the state's north central region."This region is one of Pennsylvania's greatest resources," says Penn State graduate student Lillie Langlois. "Since the logging era it has re-established itself to contiguous mature forest. A lot of wildlife depend on that habitat for breeding." Within the past six years, however, the rapid expansion of Marcellus Shale drilling has been breaking up the block.