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On the Trail of the Timber Rattlesnake

Jim Chestney has been chasing timber rattlesnakes for almost 40 years. It started out as something he did for fun. Now it’s his job.

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Big Efforts to Save North America's Smallest Turtle

One of Pennsylvania's most endangered natives is the bog turtle, a tiny but important species that lives in eastern Pennsylvania

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Scientists Unravel Mystery Fungus Killing Bats

A mysterious plague is wiping out cave-dwelling bats in Pennsylvania and much of the eastern US.

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Researchers Begin to Unravel Mystery Fungus Killing Bats

A mysterious plague is wiping out cave-dwelling bats in Pennsylvania and much of the eastern US.

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Bringing Back a Rare Butterfly

Fort Indiantown Gap near Harrisburg is the training ground for the Pennsylvania National Guard where soldiers practice with machine guns,

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How New Energy Development May Impact PA Forests

As more wind energy sites, deep drilling, biofuel crops and power transmission lines are slated for Pennsylvania, conservationists are ke

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The Health of the Endangered Species Act

The President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, Larry Schweiger, joins Host Matthew Craig for a conversation about the Endange

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Go Native: Turning a Yard into a Wildlife Haven

More than just the regal frittilary depend on native grasses and wildflowers to survive.

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Poaching Hurts Pennsylvania's Protected Species

Wildlife officials and biologists say poaching wildlife and selling it on the black market is rampant in Pennsylvania.

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Researchers Risk Much to Study Wildlife

Wildlife researchers sometimes risk life and limb to reach treacherous terrain to study species at risk - they brave rattlesnake country,

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