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Sunday, February 25th, 2024

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Lancaster County leads Pennsylvania in stream projects as ag area improves its water quality

Lancaster County’s intense farming has become both a blessing and a curse.
Some of the richest soil on earth has earned the county the nationally known “Garden Spot” moniker. But no other county in the six states and District of Columbia that drain into the Chesapeake Bay delivers such a harmful blow of polluting soil and nutrients to ongoing efforts to improve the bay.

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Federal judge strikes down USFWS hellbenders ruling

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take another look at its 2019 decision denying endangered status protection for the eastern hellbender, the nation’s largest aquatic salamander that is found in low numbers in Pennsylvania and all Chesapeake Bay drainage states.
On Sept. 5, Judge Lewis Liman in a U.S. District Court in New York voided the federal agency’s 2019 decision. 

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Decade-long study from Pennsylvania offers some surprises about behavior of deer

Who knew that deer salivate about two gallons a day or that a fawn has 272–342 spots on its coat? Or that a doe may choose to give birth to fawns near a road so that fewer bears, coyotes and bobcats are around? Or that a deer may consume more than 100 different plant species a year?
After a decade of following and studying 1,200 live-trapped deer, fitting them with ear tags and GPS radio collars to track their movements, Pennsylvania researchers are getting an unprecedented look into the behavior of one of North America’s most widespread mammals and their imprint on the landscape.

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E-bikes raise management concerns in Pennsylvania’s parks, forests

Electric bikes, one of the hottest trends in recreation, can be a godsend for people getting on in years or with medical impairments, helping them heal, stay fit and continue to enjoy the many benefits of being outdoors.
But public officials and land managers are scrambling to determine whether e-bikes should be treated as motorized or non-motorized vehicles and how best to blend them into trails already seeing record numbers of users.

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