The 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.
Forest 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.