The overarching goals of the Deer Management Program are to reduce crop and property damage, minimize the threat of disease, reduce deer related accidents and re-balance the ecosystem by managing the white-tailed deer population.
Overbrowsing by deer is a key cause of the depletion of the local woodland understory and the vegetation that lines local stream corridors. Deer management is an important part of Solebury’s long-term plan for maintaining and protecting vital water resources. When the ecosystem is in balance, plant life plays an essential role in stormwater management. Plant roots facilitate the reabsorption of water through the ground, which can help prevent localized flooding and recharge the groundwater supply.