Excluding Deer Using Low-Cost Exclosures To Improve Water Quality in the Brandywine Creek Watershed

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Four large field experiments in both forested and deforested habitat were created to test the importance of fence height for protecting young seedlings (natural regeneration and/or nursery stock) from herbivory by deer.

Funded by: Point Lookout Farmlife and Water Preserve Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection TreeVitalize program

Principal Investigators: Bernard W. Sweeney and Charles L. Dow

Collaborator: Luca Barnabei (University of Pennsylvania)

Project Year: 2012

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