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Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

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Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

A new direction in Pennsylvania’s state park management

Some Pennsylvania state parks are, or will soon be, conducting timber harvests to diversify forest composition and benefit wildlife habitat. This cut is on Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette County. (Photo by Ben Moyer)

Visitors to some Pennsylvania state parks this spring may notice something different, and some may not like what they see. But some will.
From a wildlife perspective, big winners in this management shift should be species like ruffed grouse, white-tailed deer, and songbirds such as the golden-winged warbler, which needs shrubby (native) old-field habitats that benefit from prescribed fire and some logging.

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