Ecological Damage



"Drastic Deer Damage Requires Drastic Deer Reduction"
     "Deer now completely inhibit the establishment of new shoots... As shrubs die, alien invasive plants explode in density, gaining a strong foothold even under intact forest canopy."   "It is clear that the only way to give our forests a chance to recover from both overbrowsing by deer and alien plant invasions is... a drastic reduction in the deer herd (about 5 per square mile for a drastically damaged forest to begin to recover)." Emile DeVito

"White-tailed deer impacts are significant. Unless something is done habitat degradation will continue."  
"There will be a continued decline in the biological diversity of the state." 
Connecticut Audubon Society