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New Harvard Forest Publication: Moose and Deer Exclosures in Massachusetts and Connecticut

Friday, October 1, 2010
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A stroll through a recent patch cut or shelterwood harvest in Massachusetts or northern Connecticut reveals not only prolific tree regeneration but an astonishing level of ungulate browsing. To what extent moose and deer browsing is altering forest development in these regenerating stands is a question that Harvard Forest researcher, Ed Faison; Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit leader, Stephen DeStefano; and others are studying. In a new article in Massachusetts Wildlife magazine, Destefano et al. discuss the use of experimental exclosures to examine the relative and combined effects of deer and moose browsing on forest regeneration in southern New England. 

Learn more about the moose and deer experiment.

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