More Trouble For Wildlife
October 21, 2021
It is common knowledge that various wild plants and animals are in trouble in Pennsylvania. We know that ash trees have been pretty much wiped out by emerald ash beetles. We know that our state tree, the hemlock, is taking a beating from woolly adelgids. Oak trees were decimated by gypsy moths in the 1980s.
Our state mammal, the white-tailed deer, is suffering from chronic wasting disease (CWD). Despite much research, a cure has not been found for CWD. The only strategy that deer managers believe is helpful is to reduce deer numbers. On many public-land areas, deer are scarce from overharve...