Deer overpopulation is real in NJ. Our current maintenance approach isn’t enough29 Oct 2020, Posted by News, Science and Environmental Issues, State News in
Gene Huntington, an ecological land planner and the founder of Steward Green writes the the ongoing emergency of deer over-population will not improve without intervention that includes a science-based approach to ensure success.
“The severely out-of-balance deer population leads to millions of dollars in economic loss from crop/landscape damage, automobile collisions, and disease in both animals and humans. Deer are rapidly depleting habitats that threaten New Jersey’s forest lands and other native wildlife. Ground nesting birds, such as ovenbirds and grouse, have much reduced habitat in some areas because the overabundant deer population have eaten it.”