Deer Management

Information on Deer Management to Protect Local Environmental Resources

If you are concerned by the impact of our growing deer population on the precarious health of Northern Virginia’s urban forests and tree canopy, you may Contact Us today for additional advice. Also, to get yourself started, please peruse some of these informational sites included below.

Sierra Club Zoom presentation re the impact of deer on the local environment by Bill Browning. One hour. (2021)

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

Virginia Cooperative Extension: Deer: A Garden Pest

Two local efforts to address deer issues include: Fairfax County’s Deer Management Program, and Rock Creek Park’s White Tail Deer Management Program. In addition, the National Park Service program at Catoctin Mountain has resulted in an 11-fold increase in the number of tree seedlings since they started culling the herd. See also the Virginia Department Game and Inland Fisheries Deer Management Plan.

The blog piece, “White-tailed Deer and Forest Health in Northern Virginia” addresses the impacts of deer in suburbia.

Restoring Balance: White-tailed Deer Management in Northern Virginia. Note: The flyer is designed to be a double-sided printed document. Set your printer to borderless printing.