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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service in July 1954 leased to
the Pennsylvania Game Commission 89.8 acres near Howard, Centre County, for use as
a tree nursery. The site, which had also been a nursery for the feds, provided a means for
the Game Commission to consolidate 13 small nurseries it held statewide on game lands.
Two years later, the Soil Conservation Service deeded the land to the Game Commission.
Since that time, Howard Nursery has raised millions of tree and shrub seedlings for planting
on state game lands and private lands enrolled in the Game Commission's Hunter Access
program. Seedlings also have been offered to the public at reasonable prices to help private
landowners create and improve wildlife habitat, while at the same time advancing soil and
water conservation. Another important function of the nursery is creating wildlife homes for
countless Pennsylvania species. It has built thousands upon thousands of boxes to help cavitynesters - including bluebirds, wood ducks and American kestrels - secure suitable housing to
rear their young. But other species also have learned to capitalize on these invaluable wooden
structures. They include eastern screech-owls, tree swallows, house wrens and flying squirrels,
to name a few. Considering the Howard Nursery's role in the recovery of wildlife and the
strengthening of state game lands, it's hard to imagine where the crusade for conservation in
the Commonwealth would've went without it.
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