City, township officials invited to urban deer management workshop July 22

Contact: Holly Vaughn, 313-396-6863
Agency: Natural Resources

June 19, 2019

whitetail deer doe in woodsCity and township officials and others from across the state interested in learning about options to reduce the negative effects of deer in their communities are invited to attend an urban deer management workshop Monday, July 22. Hosted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the city of Rochester Hills, the free workshop will run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road.

The workshop will include an overview of various methods other communities have used to manage deer populations, and attendees will hear from city leaders who have used those methods.

Attendees also will be able to take part in broad discussions with DNR staff members and others on how to address deer management in urban areas.  

“We understand that deer management in communities can be extremely polarizing and challenging,” said DNR deer management specialist Chad Stewart. “By engaging in a broader conversation on this topic, we hope to not only highlight some of the options currently available to communities, but also identify some of the obstacles they may face so that we can evaluate our approach toward deer management in these areas.”

Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Register for the workshop.

Contact Holly Vaughn at 313-396-6863 with questions.