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Biological control using release
of predatory beetles can be effective
but the beetles are in limited supply
and their use is an ecological balancing act.
"We have winter on our side
here," Eggen said. "Cold is tough
on HWA, but if it's cold enough to
knock back HWA it also knocks
back our predator populations."
Eggen's division is researching
more cold tolerant predatory beetles,
some of which are native to the
northwestern United States.
Plans of the collaborative effort
include a formal High Allegheny
Cooperative Management Area.
Signed-on landowners within its
perimeter - public or private - would
be eligible for whatever treatment
funds are available.
"We've put a lot of work into
identifying priority areas. That will
go to waste if we are not able to attract funding to protect those sites,"
Sarah Johnson said.
"That's the way to go; form a cooperative with multiple landowners
acting as one entity," Eggen said.

Johnson sees other values in the
concept. Personnel from any agency
or landowner would be authorized to
work on other lands within the management area, maximizing efficiency.
"It will take man-hours to monitor
infestation, apply treatments and
assess results," she said.
The collaboration's work could
pay off in other places yet to be
stricken by HWA.
"We're creating a model for how
regions farther west and north might
respond as HWA continues its advance," Kirk Johnson said.
Professionals who know the
plateau forests best believe the joint
approach may be the only way to
save some representation of Pennsylvania's state tree in the region's
woodlands.
"Being able to work across boundaries with partners having the same
concern regarding HWA is critical," said Erin Connelly, Allegheny
National Forest supervisor. "After
all, HWA doesn't recognize whether
it's impacting trees on state, federal,
tribal or private lands."

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shipping and handling for all mail orders. For framing, add $110,
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Together for Wildlife patches depicting groundhogs also are
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residents must add 6 percent state sales tax on all purchases.
All sales of Working Together for Wildlife materials benefit the
state's nongame management and research. Order online at The
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