This week on The Allegheny Front, we’re looking back at our series, Wild PA, to bring you stories about making room for wildlife. Bats, brook trout, migratory birds–each has its own special needs for thriving.
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Stories in this episode
- Burning the Forest to Protect One of its Most Threatened Visitors- Normally starting a blaze on public land is frowned upon by the Game Commission, but these fires could help save a warbler from extinction.
- Bringing the Forest Back After Shale Gas- Fracking has eaten up nearly 1,800 acres of state forest, and reduced core forest area by 15,000 acres in Pennsylvania. The state is trying to figure out how to regrow forests on land once dedicated to gas production.
- Fly Fishing is Big in Central PA. Can We Keep it That Way?- Central Pennsylvania is still one of the best fly-fishing spots to catch wild trout. Conservationists are working to make sure pollution and runoff from agriculture don't change that.
- Fish, Birds and Mussels Get Their Own Business Plan in Pennsylvania- Western Pennsylvania has rich biodiversity and large chunks of forests, but looming threats. A new effort will prioritize funding to save wildlife like brook trout and golden-winged warblers in key regions to restore forests and waterways.