DNA test helps identify and protect North American wolves and coyotes

by on July 20, 2021 0

Forensic scientists can use a commercial test targeting mitochondrial DNA to accurately distinguish between wolf, coyote and dog species, according to a new study from North Carolina State University. Genetic information can be obtained from smaller or more degraded samples and could help authorities prosecute violations of hunting jurisdictions and preserve protected species. In...

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Actions in Lake County Court of Justice

by on July 16, 2021 0

Lake County Court of Justice Major offenses (all offenses) Judge Randal L. Owens June 25 Dana M. Schrader, 59, was fined $ 50 for not stopping at a checkpoint in the invasive species management area. June 26 Brian Peter Letts, 67, was fined $ 50 for failing to stop at an invasive species management...

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Experts Predict Invasive Moth Species Return To Pennsylvania Forests Next Year | Penn State, State College News

by on July 15, 2021 0

Devouring the forests of Pennsylvania each spring, the “gypsy moths” – Lymantria dispar – have become commonplace in forested areas of the state. But this year, the outbreak of the invasive species was particularly severe, causing significant defoliation events in central and northern parts of Keystone State. The Entomological Society of America recently decided...

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