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Habitat changes that have worsened forage quality are among the factors behind mule deer’s decline.
Canadian Goslings
These photos taken in roughly the same spot in 1970 and 2008 in the Murder’s Creek Basin show a dramatic change in the plant community from a bunch grass/bitterbrush steppe (excellent nutrition for mule deer) to an annual grass/juniper savanna (little to no nutritional value for mule deer).
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Canadian Goslings
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Canadian Goslings
Juniper cutting at Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area to improve forage conditions for mule deer and other wildlife, an example of the type of habitat projects that could be undertaken with Oregon’s Mule Deer Initiative.
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