Written By Joshua VanBrakle.

Posted on April 28th, 2016.

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In 2015, the Catskill Forest Association held a workshop titled “The Growing Deer Debate.” This event brought together national experts on deer and their role in woodlands. Thanks to a grant from the Watershed Agricultural Council, the Association was able to record those presentations and post them online.

If you’ve been with us a while here at MyWoodot, you know that we have a big interest in deer. We’ve reviewed books about them. We’ve talked about what they like to eat. We even have a whole series of activities related to ways you can assess and reduce deer impacts on your land.

We’re not the only ones interested in deer and the role they play in today’s woodlands. Back in 2015, the Catskill Forest Association held a workshop for landowners titled “The Growing Deer Debate.” This one-day event brought together national experts on deer and their effects on woodland health. Thanks to a grant from the Watershed Agricultural Council, the Association was able to record those presentations and post them online for those who weren’t able to attend the workshop. You can view each speaker’s presentation using the videos below:

Jim Sterba, author of the award-winning book Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds:

 

Tom Rawinski, botanist, US Forest Service:

 

Edward Stringham, Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation, Trinity College:

 

David Drake, Professor of Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin:

 

Ruben Cantu, Retired wildlife biologist, Texas Parks & Wildlife

 

Panel Discussion with the presenters:

 

About the Catskill Forest Association:
Catskill Forest Association (CFA) is a forestry education membership organization seeking to “connect people to woodlands” throughout the Catskills. CFA’s educational events serve as a great place to begin. For more specialized work, CFA offers a variety of programs tailored for your property. For more information or to join, visit www.catskillforest.org.


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