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Forestry & Wildlife By Don Garner Southcentral Region Information & Education Supervisor HE Game Commission’s Southcentral Region recently hosted a tour of SGL 322 for members of the Rothrock Chapter of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) — a group of commercial, governBRAD MYERS, Land Management Group ment and university foresters. PGC field forester Roy Supervisor, kneeling, discusses how log landings and other aspects of a timber cutting operation Bucher coordinated the tour are ultimately used to benefit wildlife. and started it with a history of the 2,864-acre tract, locally known as growth and expansion of the extensive the Suppes Estate, and explained how stands of scrub oak. logging under a previous owner, a large Scrub oaks are low, dense trees that can fire in 1952, and other long-forgotten produce tons of acorns per acre. Deer, bears, events affect current forestry practices turkeys and many other species gorge on on the Game Lands. the protein-rich nuts in the fall. Scrub oaks An active, 109-acre commercial are also excellent nesting and foraging trees timber cutting on the Game Lands for songbirds such as the golden-winged provided tour members first-hand warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, brown looks at how the Game Commission thrasher and eastern towhee. uses forest management to enhance Justin Vreeland, Wildlife Management wildlife habitat. Bucher also explained Supervisor in the Southcentral Region, that individual management plans are pointed out that the Game Commission is being developed for each Game Lands, responsible for all our state’s wild birds and based upon particular wildlife habitat mammals, not just game animals, and that conditions on each tract. As an ex- the needs of those species are considered ample, Bucher told the group that when developing State Game Lands plans. when the Suppes Estate was acquired, “The golden-winged warbler is a good in 2001, it lacked early successional example,” said Vreeland. “A neotropical habitat — the thick, lush vegetation migrant, this colorful bird spends fall and that springs up the first few years after winter thousands of miles away, in tropical a forest is cut. Early successional habi- and subtropical forests, but comes north to tat is important for many species of Pennsylvania for a brief nesting season. On wildlife, so a commercial timber cut the Suppes tract, the management plan on SGL 322 included a regeneration benefits both high profile species such as cut specifically targeted to create early deer and bears and, also, the ‘silent majorsuccessional habitat by stimulating the ity’ of wildlife such as warblers. Volunteers 8 GAME NEWS T

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009
Life & Times of the Whitetail
Contents
A Novice, Yes, But That’s Okay
Forestry & Wildlife
Raccoon & Beaver Tales
Spring Gobbler Double Take
The Old Man, Torment to Serenity
The Bender Fields
Death of the Turkey Jinx
WLA is Solid Gold
Wetlands for Wildlife
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - A Novice, Yes, But That’s Okay
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Forestry & Wildlife
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Raccoon & Beaver Tales
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Spring Gobbler Double Take
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Old Man, Torment to Serenity
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Bender Fields
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Death of the Turkey Jinx
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - WLA is Solid Gold
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Wetlands for Wildlife
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Crossings
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