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Audubon program will review deer impacts on forests

By Staff | Nov 8, 2013

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s November program will feature a presentation about the negative impacts deer are having on area forests, and the implications for efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay.

The program will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the National Conservation Training Center outside Shepherdstown. It will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 151 of the Instructional West Building.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The featured speaker will be Neil Gillies, Director of Science and Education at the Cacapon Institute, in High View, WV. Founded in 1985, the Institute maintains research and education programs aimed at protecting rivers and watersheds in the region.

His presentation will include a look at some of the Institute’s research into strategies for lessening deer damage to forest environments.

This program was originally scheduled to be held Oct. 9 but had to be canceled because of the government shutdown. The Training Center is a federal facility.