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Impacts of deer on northeastern forests and strategies for control

  • 06/15/2016
  • 2 sessions
  • 06/15/2016, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
  • 06/15/2016, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
  • Webinar

Impacts of deer on northeastern forests and strategies for control.  Deer have been shown to cause significant negative impacts to forest regeneration in northeastern forests.  Chronic over-browsing reduces both plant and animal abundance, and these legacy effects can last long after deer numbers are reduced.  Landowners should manage deer numbers on their property at levels the forest can sustain.  Aggressive hunting programs, or in some cases deer damage permits, may be needed to lower deer numbers and impacts to acceptable levels.  There is no quick and easy solution unless deer can be fenced out of regeneration areas, and this usually is not economically feasible.  In many parts of NYS, if landowners do not manage deer, then successful forest regeneration of diverse hardwood trees is unlikely. Presented by Dr. Paul Curtis, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  Live at noon and again at 7PM.



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Example of Email with Participant Registration ID and Access Link

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