Deer Management

Information on Deer Management to Protect Local Environmental Resources

There is increased concern about the impacts of white tail deer on Virginia residents’ gardens and native plant communities as local herds grow. Below are articles and programs addressing the challenges that deer create and ways to address them.

Virginia Native Plant Society: Manage White-Tailed Deer to Protect Our Natural Heritage

Virginia Cooperative Extension: Deer: A Garden Pest

Virginia Tech Center for Human-Wildlife Conflict Resolution, which helps Virginia residents and municipal leaders identify potential sources of assistance when confronted with problematic wild animal concerns.

Two local efforts to address deer issues include: Fairfax County’s Deer Management Program, and Rock Creek Park’s White Tail Deer Management Program. See also the Virginia Department Game and Inland Fisheries Deer Management Plan.