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need of expensive emergency treatments.
The initiative intends to establish dedicated funding - eliminating increases in
taxpayer costs and regulatory oversight -
to help keep troubled species from reaching state and federal endangered species
lists. The need is obvious. But without
adequate support from Americans and the
legislators who represent them, this latest
effort to help this continent's beleaguered
diversity species will again fall short of
the finish line.
Given the chance to use federal dollars through the State Wildlife Grants
Program to support Pennsylvania's diversity causes, the Game Commission has
stepped up to the plate and accomplished
much for wildlife. Through this federal
program, the agency has brokered projects
with partners to develop a second Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas to continue
monitoring the status of nesting birds;
conduct research into the troubles facing
barn owls and Allegheny woodrat; and
troubleshoot for ways to reverse the tragic
consequences of white-nose syndrome on
cave bats.
"No one believes we shouldn't manage all wildlife," explained Hough. "I
sincerely believe that. But with gridlock in
our capitols it seems we currently cannot
move wildlife conservation forward without Pennsylvanians pouring some of that
same devotion and energy into our cause
that they did in the 1960s and '70s, when
they rallied for environmental reform.
"In so many ways, the clock is ticking
for so many species. It's easy to miss,
because so many of us have commitments
and pursuits that tend to keep us focused
elsewhere. But the shortages wildlife
conservation faces here are real. So if you
can find the time to get involved, please
do. Wildlife will never have too many
advocates."
MAY 2016	

BIOLOGIST WINS AWARD
Game Commission Southcentral
Region Wildlife Management Supervisor Justin Vreeland recently
received the Distinguished Service
Award at the annual conference
of The Wildlife
Society in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
This award is
given to individuals who have been
Society members
for at least 20
VREELAND
years, and have
served TWS to further the organization's goals. Award recipients are
individuals who are always there
and can be counted on to serve the
society.
Working as a biologist for nearly
25 years, Vreeland has been with
the Game Commission since May
2004. Prior to that, he worked on
the fawn survival study at Penn State
University for several years. He
attended the University of Maine,
graduating in 1994.
His professional goal is to help
ensure sound, scientific conservation and management of northeastern forests. He is active with the
state TWS chapter, Northeast Section field course, the TWS Forestry
& Wildlife working group, and numerous other activities that further
the mission of the Society.

OPERATION GAME THIEF
Have you witnessed a wildlife crime
involving deer, bear, turkey or elk, or a
species that is protected, endangered or
threatened? If you have, call the toll-free
hotline at any time to report it.

1-888-PGC-8001
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