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Keystone Elk Country Alliance supports Pennsylvania’s elk population by maintaining a healthy habitat for them to thrive.

large open field between lush treesNonprofit wildlife organizations maintain herbaceous openings to accommodate the grazing habits of elk in the region. Elk can eat up to 25 pounds of green plants a day.

grassy meadowThese grassy areas contain clover, which benefit bees and other pollinators, making the environment a welcoming habitat for other species.

eastern blue bird on branchThe habitat maintained for the elk also benefits other species in the area including turkey, white tailed deer, black bears, and birds, like the Eastern Bluebird pictured here.

elk in a fieldElk are best viewed in the morning and evening when they are more active.

trees in a forestElk also eat bark. During the winter, Aspen bark and other species can become a critical food source.

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