Turkey Habitat Restored in Allegheny National Forest

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Wild turkey habitat in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest has been improved thanks to support from Wildlife Forever. An intensive habitat management program, undertaken in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and National Wild Turkey Federation, has restored critical brood rearing and winter habitat. Prior to the project’s implementation, winter habitat had been a key limiting factor for the survival of local turkey populations. Habitat improvements include the creation of 10 wildlife openings totaling 45 acres; the planting of native shrubs on 112 acres; the mowing and thinning of understory on 239 acres; and the improvement of soil on 162 acres.