September 25, 2014
National Park Service Approves Battlefield White-Tailed Deer Management Plan
WASHINGTON—The National Park Service (NPS) has approved a white-tailed deer management plan to protect long term forest health and preserve the historic settings at three battlefields in the national capital region. The plan calls for reducing deer populations over a number of years in addition to other management techniques. An overabundance of deer is negatively affecting the resources these battlefields were set aside to preserve and protect. In addition to altering historic landscape composition, the deer are limiting the growth of seedlings needed to maintain forested areas over time.
August 01, 2014
National Park Service Releases Final Deer Management Plan for three Washington Area Civil War Battlefields
WASHINGTON- Today, the National Park Service (NPS) released the final version of its plan to manage white-tailed deer populations at Antietam and Monocacy national battlefields (Md.) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (Va.). The plan is now open for public review until September 3, 2014.