Wildlife Management

Information on private forest wildlife management, including First Investigation of Stream Health, wildlife and deer habitat management, fisheries management and understanding forests.

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Tansparency Tube
FISH: Understanding Your Transparency Tube Measurements - Articles Articles
Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. Transparency tubes are popular for use in stream monitoring programs. More
Bullfrog. Photo: Lesa Willis
FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology - Articles Articles

FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology

Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. In central Pennsylvania there are three distinct periods in which potential species can be expected to begin breeding. More
Forestry with Confidence: A Guide for Woodland Owners
Forestry with Confidence: A Guide for Woodland Owners - Articles Articles

Forestry with Confidence: A Guide for Woodland Owners

David R. Jackson, Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D., Allyson Brownlee Muth, Ed.D.

This full color publication will assist woodland owners in examining their woodlands. More
Understanding Forests: Education for the General Public
Understanding Forests: Education for the General Public - Online Courses Online Courses
$79.00
Learn practical knowledge and skills about forest trees, wildlife, and water, as well as forest ecology, management, and silviculture. More
Deer Habitat Management
Deer Habitat Management - Webinars Webinars
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Techniques that landowners and managers can utilize to attain a white-tailed deer herd that is in balance with the forest habitat. More
Micrathena gracilis female
Spined Micrathena - Articles Articles
This small spider is commonly encountered in wooded locations, including landscaped residential and suburban locales. More
Spiders Commonly Encountered In Pennsylvania and the Northeast
Spiders Commonly Encountered In Pennsylvania and the Northeast - Articles Articles
Spiders are beneficial animals that feed on arthropods, including insects. Spiders rarely bite people, and most species found in the world are harmless. More
Plants and animals are all around us, lke this red-backed salamander. But some of them are in danger of extinction.
Threatened, Endangered, and Extinct - Articles Articles

Threatened, Endangered, and Extinct

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article is intended for 3rd and 4th grade students. It focuses on the difference between threatened, endangered, and extinct and how species adapt to their changing environment. More
The white-tailed deer is Pennsylvania's state animal. Today, Pennsylvania has an estimated 1.5 million deer—about 30 deer per square mile.
White-Tailed Deer - Articles Articles

White-Tailed Deer

Gary San Julian, Ph.D., Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article explores the history of Pennsylvania's deer herd, their impact on biodiversity, and the challenges involved in keeping a balance between deer and other species. More
Forest Finance 2: Fencing for Forest Regeneration: Does It Pay?
Forest Finance 2: Fencing for Forest Regeneration: Does It Pay? - Articles Articles
This article explores the problem of deer browsing, explains how it affects forest regeneration, and compares several varieties of fencing commonly used by forest owners. More
Dead Wood for Wildlife
Dead Wood for Wildlife - Articles Articles
This fact sheet explains the use of dead wood and cavity trees by various forms of wildlife. It provides management considerations for harvesting dead wood. More
After restoring your stream side property, how can you measure the success of your efforts?
First Investigation of Stream Health (FISH) Protocol - Articles Articles
Do you enjoy outdoor activities? Become a citizen scientist. First Investigation of Stream Health (FISH) monitors changes to local streams and their habitats. More
Figure 1. Largemouth bass are one of the most common and prized fish in Pennsylvania ponds.
Pond Fisheries Management - Articles Articles
Discover some simple methods for fisheries management, including strategies to resolve common fish problems. More
A crappie bass from a small pond.
Fish for Pennsylvania Ponds - Articles Articles

Fish for Pennsylvania Ponds

Bryan Swistock, Jay Stauffer, Jr., Ph.D.

Dozens of fish species are suitable for stocking in Pennsylvania ponds, but some species are usually more successful than others. More
Farmlands and Wildlife of Pennsylvania and the Northeast
Farmlands and Wildlife of Pennsylvania and the Northeast - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Farmlands and Wildlife of Pennsylvania and the Northeast

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

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$9.00
Develop a wildlife management plan for your property. More
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