Valley Forge Park Thins Deer Herd by 377 April 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

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Valley Forge Park Thins Deer Herd by 377 April 26, 2012 Pennsylvania,

... A total of 233 deer were tested for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal, neurological disease that has been detected approximately 200 miles from the park boundary. All of these deer tested negative for the presence of CWD. The National Park Service reports that the deer reduction effort may already be helping restore plant life destroyed by hungry deer: "Forest monitoring conducted by the National Park Service Mid-Atlantic Inventory and Monitoring Program suggests that after four years of monitoring, there is an indication that tree seedling regeneration is beginning to occur..."

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