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January
24

25th Anniversary Annual Dinner & Auctions SAVE-THE-DATE!

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April
3

The Fisher Can’t Shake its Bad Reputation

North Branch Land Trust (NBLT) and Pennsylvania Game Commission will be presenting a program on fishers Wednesday, April 3 at 6pm at the Pennsylvania Game Commission Northeast Regional Headquarters in Dallas. (photo: Emily Brouwer,NPS)

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Naturalist's Notes

The Fisher in PA

The fisher, Pennsylvania’s second-largest member of the weasel family (the river otter is largest), is poorly named. “Mouser” or “squirreler” might be better. Although fishers prey on diverse food sources, fish are not part of their diet. Small rodents, rabbits, squirrels and carrion make up much of the menu, and fishers are effective predators of porcupines where that prey is available. But biologists who have worked to re-establish the fisher, once extinct in Pennsylvania, concede it will eat almost any wild creature that doesn’t eat it first.

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Conservation News

February
20

North Branch Purchases 390 Acre Crystal Lake Tract

The North Branch Land Trust (NBLT) has recently purchased an important 389-acre tract of land in Bear Creek Township, Luzerne County which will assist with water protection for the Delaware River and will improve public access and recreation opportunities to the Pinchot State Forest lands surrounding Crystal Lake.

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