Rooted in Research
- Alejandro RoyoResearch Ecologist
Reading the Foodscape: Advances in White-Tailed Deer Habitat Management
White-tailed deer have an interesting and complicated recent history. While widespread hunting nearly a century ago drastically reduced the species' population, conservation programs and regulated hunting have caused overall populations to rebound significantly. For decades, high-density deer populations have suppressed forest growth, decimated certain wildflower and shrub species, and degraded habitat for wildlife and recreation.
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Andrea Brandon, Science Delivery Specialist
Communications & Science Delivery
USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station