Penn State Extension will hold a 3 part, 6 hour Deer Impact Assessment & Mitigation Summit webinar series in late March and early April.
White-tailed deer are an integral component of our regional ecosystem, but high deer impact in vegetated landscapes represents a significant factor influencing the work of natural resource managers in regenerating and establishing diverse forests, rehabilitating degraded sites, creating desired habitat conditions, and achieving other land management objectives. The Deer Impact Assessment and Mitigation Summit series will offer a roundup of current knowledge, practices, and strategies for understanding, defining, measuring, and mitigating deer impact in natural resource management. Each of three successive program sessions offers multiple expert presentations followed by a facilitated question-and-answer period involving the full panel of speakers.
The Summit will include three sessions, each from noon to 2 pm ET.
March 25th Understanding Deer, Deer Impact Issues & Deer Management
March 30th Assessing & Measuring Deer Impacts on the Landscape
April 1st Mitigating Deer Impacts in Natural Resource Management
Cost to attend the webinars is $20 to $35.
In the April 1st webinar, Mitigating Deer Impacts in Natural Resource Management, Alejandro Royo, Peter Smallidge, Brett Chedzoy, and David Gustafson will discuss considerations for planning practical deer impact mitigation strategies once existing or potential effects are determined to be significant through assessment; how landscape-scale context factors into current and expected future deer effects; how exclosures may be most efficiently used to minimize deer impact in certain areas and over time; how multiple mitigation approaches can be combined within a broader management plan across multiple areas and over time.
To take part in this webinar, register atb https://web.cvent.com/event/d2423a05-7eaa-4756-9dbf-3b0bf773301c/summary?locale=en-US&i=YqIhvOw5Rk-HFfBu8VO5Rw
For any questions, contact Sarah Wurzbacher, Penn State forestry extension educator, at email@example.com