Saturday, January 9, 2010
Managing Deer Damage in the Landscape
George H., the Environmental Educator here at the Extension Office, alerts us to a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland. It is scheduled for January 14, 2010 - 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Space for this webinar is limited; please make your reservation at least two hours prior to the start of the webinar by calling Pam Thomas at 301-432-2767 x315 or by email - firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive instructions on signing in when you register.
This webinar will look realistically at lethal and non-lethal management options available to individuals and communities such as vegetation management, fencing, repellents and scare techniques, as well as population management using hunting. Many communities have worked together to educate citizens, stakeholders, and government officials to build consensus and develop strategies to manage overabundant deer populations using non-lethal techniques as well as managed hunts, sharpshooters, and more widespread use of legal hunting. After many decades of dealing with deer problems in Maryland this webinar will look at what works, what doesn't, and the types of strategies are needed to implement effective community deer management in a developing landscape.
The speakers for the webinar will be Jonathan Kays, Extension Natural Resources Specialist and George Timko, Deer Biologist with the MD DNR Wildlife Division. Much of the information covered is found in the extension publication, Managing Deer Damage in Maryland.
More from the IPM site at the University of Connecticut here and here.
By the way, George has also started a blog, Franklin County Environmental Education which I added to the sidebar.