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Integrated Forest Vegetation Management - Articles Articles
To sustain healthy forest ecosystems it is necessary to consider multiple vegetation management practices using a systematic approach called Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM). More
Image 1. Dense shade cast by ferns interferes with seedling survival and establishment after germination. Excessive frond litter and root mats can also prevent adequate seedling germination and development.
Herbicides and Forest Vegetation Management - Articles Articles

Herbicides and Forest Vegetation Management

David R. Jackson, James Finley, Ph.D.

This article examines the use of forestry labeled herbicides to manage woodland vegetation, including choosing the right herbicide; application methods; and toxicity. More
Managing Your Restored Wetland
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Managing Your Restored Wetland

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D., Charles Andrew Cole, Ph.D., Robert P Brooks, Ph.D.

This manual for landowners describes where wetland restoration is possible and how it is done. It covers basic wetland concepts, ecological concepts and terms, wetland restoration, and maintenance. More
Forest Stewardship: Watershed Management
Forest Stewardship: Watershed Management - Articles Articles

Forest Stewardship: Watershed Management

Allyson Brownlee Muth, Ed.D.

This article discusses forested watersheds, effects of timber harvesting and how to protect the watershed,, and technical information specific to Pennsylvania. More
Managing Habitat for Eastern Cottontails
Managing Habitat for Eastern Cottontails - Articles Articles

Managing Habitat for Eastern Cottontails

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

How to improve habitat quality for cottontail rabbits by providing them with the necessary food and cover. More
Managing Habitat for Eastern Bluebirds
Managing Habitat for Eastern Bluebirds - Articles Articles

Managing Habitat for Eastern Bluebirds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Bluebirds are one of Pennsylvania's most beloved songbirds. More
Weed Management in CREP Grasslands
Weed Management in CREP Grasslands - Articles Articles

Weed Management in CREP Grasslands

Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

This publication will discuss weed management options for Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) grassland acres enrolled in Conservation Practices CP1, CP2, and CP10. More
Management Practices for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
Management Practices for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat - Articles Articles

Management Practices for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

By enhancing wildlife habitat on your property, you can improve the habitat quality for wildlife while increasing wildlife viewing and recreational opportunities. More
Weed Management in Pasture Systems
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Weed Management in Pasture Systems

Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

Weeds can replace desirable grass species, filling in gaps or voids and reducing yield and overall quality of pasture and forages. More
Managing Habitat for American Kestrels
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Managing Habitat for American Kestrels

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

American kestrels are small, swift, powerful birds of prey with brilliant coloring. More
Regenerating Hardwood Forests: Managing Competing Plants, Deer, and Light
Regenerating Hardwood Forests: Managing Competing Plants, Deer, and Light - Articles Articles
Competing plants, deer, and insufficient light on the forest floor can interfere with regeneration. This article addresses how to manage these issues. More
Main Entrance Basin (at right) – recently cut cattails and residual pickerelweed, June 2018 (Photo by Robert Pace)
Montgomery County Watershed Steward Explains Benefits of Stormwater Management - News News
Stormwater management solutions are in action in the Stony Creek Watershed in Montgomery County More
Forest Stewardship: Best Management Practices for Pennsylvania Forests
Forest Stewardship: Best Management Practices for Pennsylvania Forests - Articles Articles
Best Management Practices outlined in this publication supplement existing BMP's for controlling erosion and sedimentation from timber harvesting operations to benefit a wider array of forest values. More
Best Management Practices for Silvicultural Activities in Forest Wetlands
Best Management Practices for Silvicultural Activities in Forest Wetlands - Articles Articles
This handbook is designed as a practical reference for woodland owners and natural resource professionals regarding the management of forested wetlands. More
During the spring and summer, white-tailed deer may browse new growth on orchard trees.
Orchard Wildlife - Integrated Management of White-Tailed Deer - Articles Articles
The natural food habits of deer depend on the time of year and the plant species available. More
Forest Stewardship: Timber Harvesting: An Essential Management Tool
Forest Stewardship: Timber Harvesting: An Essential Management Tool - Articles Articles
This article discusses how you can use harvesting as a management tool to improve your woodlands while also safeguarding against poor harvesting practices. More
Forest Finance 7: Tree Shelters: A Multipurpose Forest Management Tool
Forest Finance 7: Tree Shelters: A Multipurpose Forest Management Tool - Articles Articles
Tree shelters play an important role in many situations. This article discusses uses, types, and costs of tree shelters. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 6: Stream and Drainageway Management
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 6: Stream and Drainageway Management - Articles Articles
Water is one of our most important resources. Numerous farms have a stream or drainageway cutting through heavily used pastures, exercise lots, or barnyards. More
River Basin Approaches to Water Management in the Mid-Atlantic States
River Basin Approaches to Water Management in the Mid-Atlantic States - Articles Articles
Interstate conflict over water resources is growing in the Mid-Atlantic region. As population increases and industries and energy sources shift, water becomes in greater demand. More
Wild bees like this bumble bee are essential to Pennsylvania agriculture.
Conserving Wild Bees in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Conserving Wild Bees in Pennsylvania

Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D., David Mortensen, Ph.D.

Wild bees, which include native and naturalized bees, pollinate a variety of crops. In areas of Pennsylvania, wild bees already provide the majority of pollination for some summer vegetable crops. More
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The Role of Trees and Forests in Healthy Watersheds - Articles Articles
Managing stormwater, reducing flooding, and improving water quality. More
SILVAH Training: Allegheny Hardwood
SILVAH Training: Allegheny Hardwood - Workshops Workshops
An intensive multi-day workshop designed to give participants comprehensive knowledge about forest ecology and management of Allegheny hardwood. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Getting Started: Preliminary Screening Quiz
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Getting Started: Preliminary Screening Quiz - Articles Articles
Everything we do affects groundwater or surface water quality. Evaluation worksheets are available for farmstead management practices and site conditions. More
Jim Baker, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org
Identifying Common Household Insects in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Proper pest identification is the first step in making an integrated pest management (IPM) decision. More
Landowners should inspect their forest road system at regular intervals to detect problems and schedule repairs. Photo: George Hurd, Penn Sate University
Maintain Forest Roads to Prevent Erosion and Protect Water - Articles Articles
The dirt and gravel roads that run through your forest play an important role in the management of your woodlands. More
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