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.
September 08, 2014
Manassas National Battlefield Park and Civil War Trust Partner for Landscape Restoration Project
(Manassas, Va.) – In September, Manassas National Battlefield Park and the Civil War Trust will undertake a limited scope landscape restoration project designed to enhance the visitor experience to the Deep Cut area of the Second Manassas Battlefield through the removal of non-historic trees and vegetation. This project, expected to begin approximately September 1 and be completed no later than October 1, and will affect approximately seven acres of battleground.
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.