DEC to survey public about deer
Mar 13, 2018 1:23 pm
The Daily Freeman reports that the state Department of Environmental Conservation will survey the public about preferences on desired deer populations. Citizens can weigh in on what they think about deer populations in their area, and what the state might do about deer. “The Department of Environmental Conservation is responsible for managing New York’s wild deer resource for the benefit of all citizens of the state, today and in the future,” Environmental Commissioner Basil Seggos said. “Understanding how citizens are benefiting from or being harmed by deer and what their values and priorities are with respect to deer management are important parts of fulfilling that responsibility. This survey is crucial to achieve our goals and we are urging all New Yorkers to share their thoughts on this survey.” Everyone in the state should receive a survey in the mail by 2019. For more information see: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7207.html.