Preserving the Pennsylvania Wilds: The Rebirth of Elk Country (Paperback)

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Preserving the Pennsylvania Wilds: The Rebirth of Elk Country (Paperback)

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A Legacy of Conservation

Every year thousands flock to the Pennsylvania Wilds to be among nature and its famous elk herd. In the past, dangerous levels of hunting and industrial development forever altered Pennsylvania's natural landscape and drove its native elk to near extinction. In response, concerned sportsmen and conservationists pushed the state legislature to create a game commission in the late 1800s to enforce game laws and protect the herd. The Pennsylvania Game Commission then sought to reintroduce the once mighty elk herd in the early twentieth century, shipping fifty elk via train from Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. Conservation movements continued to enhance the state's environmental landscape that faced new threats from logging and mining industries and by the 1980s, the Wilds was on a path to full restoration.

Author Mario Chiappelli reveals the history of how the Pennsylvania Wilds and its elk herd remain as vibrant as ever today.

Product Details ISBN: 9781467155281
ISBN-10: 1467155284
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English