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Declining Biodiversity in Upper Valley Forests: The Impact of Deer

Declining Biodiversity in Upper Valley Forests: The Impact of Deer In-Person / Online

Join five wildlife experts and hunters from NH and VT for a discussion of the impact of deer on the landscape. This is the second of three conversations on declining biodiversity in Upper Valley forests. Join us in person in the Mayer Room or online via Zoom. No registration required in person; register for Zoom here

This program is co-sponsored by the Hanover Conservation Commission/Biodiversity Committee, the Howe Library, and numerous partners.

The speakers will discuss the role of state hunting rules and how hunters can keep the deer herd at a reasonable level, including questions such as: 
•    How do we know what the density of deer is, and what is the ‘tipping’ point where deer do damage to our forests?  
•    Are there changes in hunting rules and/or hunting practices that help reduce deer density?   
•    How can individuals and all landowners help reduce deer pressure on our wild areas?   
•    Do we have enough hunters?  

•    Why I Hunt’: Jenn Goulet (Norwich) and Gary Moore (Bradford)
•    Becky Fuda, Wildlife Biologist/Deer Project Leader, NH Fish and Game Department
•    Nick Fortin, VT Wildlife Biologist, 2023 Deer Harvest Report (by pre-recorded video)
•    Ryan Rebozo, Director of Conservation Science, VT Center for Ecostudies
•    Bill LaPan, President, Grafton County Fish and Game Association
Moderator:   Gary Moore, former VT Fish & Wildlife Commissioner


Wednesday, May 1, 2024
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Mayer Room
This is an online event.
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