February 26, 2023: How Deer Shape Forest Ecosystems

Sunday, February 26, 2023
2:00 pm

The Willows at Brandow Point, 480 Route 385, Athens, NY

Brendan Quirion, a white-tailed deer, black bear, and moose biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will make a presentation at the Willows on February 26 at 2:00pm. Join us for an informative discussion on How Deer Shape the Forest Ecosystem.

Deer play a prominent role in shaping the future of our forests. What they find appetizing, or unpalatable, can determine which plants survive and thrive, resulting in cascading effects that reverberate through entire ecosystems. Among the topics to be discussed: how deer populations have changed over the last 100 years as land has become reforested and hunting pressure has declined, what loss of woody cover and the herbaceous layer means for forests and wildlife, deer management options, and ways that landowners can help promote healthy forest regeneration.

This is a FREE event. The event is limited to 20 participants so register today!


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