Millburn Deer Management Task Force Brochure

Millburn Deer Management Task Force

DEER MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE
MILBURN TOWNSHIP 2006


REPORT SUMMARY


“Deer are simply heeding the biological imperative to go forth and multiply. With no natural predators, and the suburbs a year-round salad bar, they have slipped out of their ecological niche--and it's our fault, not theirs. The deer did not ask human beings to create the kind of predator-free suburban landscapes in which they now thrive. But the mountain lion, gray wolf and bobcat are not about to return and the houses and highways are staying put. People therefore, must own up to their place in a compromised food chain and assume the responsibility for managing it well.” 

The New York Times, March 20, 2005

Chapters on:
Public Health            Public Safety            Forest Health

Full report available through Alliance research committee: gscholl@optonline.net.