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The fence [pic 1] you see is a deer exclosure. Installed in 2001 with a research grant from the Environmental Protection Agency students and faculty use the exclosure to study the effects of deer-browsing on forest regrowth. Deer [pic 2] are capable of consuming all new tree seedlings in an area. The fenced-in area protects baby trees from the deer, as evidenced by the small white pine and oaks that are thriving inside the exclosure, but not outside. Dealing with the effects of deer damage is a major component of land management today.