Forest Pests of Penn's Woods
In the past few months, many people have spent more time outdoors. Through continued observation of the natural world around us, we can help scientists track invasive species that attack our native flora and fauna. Listen in as we talk about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Gypsy Moth Caterpillar, the Asian Long-horned Beetle, and Emerald Ash Borer and how to combat these forest pests.
This week we're talking with our new Chesapeake Bay technician, Dave Beichler. Dave has a background in soil and water testing, enjoy's the outdoors, and has some great hobbies and interests. Listen in!
Check out the Chesapeake Bay program here.
Follow the links below to learn more about how you can help reduce the amount of excess nutrients entering our waterways.
Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road?
Have you noticed more turtles on the roads? Late spring and early summer are the most likely times to see a turtle on the road or in your backyard. Find out what turtles live in the Keystone state, what threatened and endangered turtles are living in our Commonwealth, and how you can help them cross the road safely.
For years, those that install and maintain roadways were designing them to shed water and force it toward the closest steam in the shortest time possible. These actions translate to more sediment transport and pollution in our waterways. Join us as we discuss the Susquehanna County Conservation District's Dirt and Gravel Road program and how it's helping local entities protect our natural resources.