Wednesday Night’s Show: Challenging The North American Model for Wildlife Conservation

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesdays 6PM – 7PM

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, From the Forest will be interviewing Professor Thomas Heberlein from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tom is a professor of Community & Environmental Sociology. He has compared how deer and deer management are managed in other countries – like Sweden – to the US, which manages wildlife under The North American Model. We’ll see what he has to say. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @ to learn more.


Leaves have fallen here in Margaretville; getting some remnants from that hurricane too via scattered showers. Been hunting a little bit too. Anecdotally, I can say there are fewer deer this year, probably due to last year’s harsh winter. You’re probably thinking, “Doesn’t CFA always complain about too many deer eating all the little tree seedlings? And therefore, shouldn’t you be happy there are less deer?” The answer is, even with less deer, there are still the same impacts since less deer keep up with less that grows. Every time I sit in a tree stand, I wonder what I would do if I owned that land. We can have more deer and less impacts if we manage our forests better.

May the forest be with you,
Ryan Trapani
Education Forester
Catskill Forest Association

From the Forest” is a radio show hosted by the Catskill Forest Association (CFA) each Wednesday evening from 6PM – 7PM on WIOX ROXBURY 91.3 FM. WIOX is an FCC licensed full power Class A radio station assigned to Roxbury NY. The station began broadcasting on August 27, 2010. WIOX is a community partner of WSKG Public Media. Live and local programs are produced by a staff of more than 85 community volunteers. The signal is sent from the studios at the former Masonic Lodge on Bridge Street in Roxbury – the heart of the Catskill Mountains region – to the world... at 91.3 FM, via the internet ( and on your smartphone (download the free iPhone app or use TuneIn).