NPS Still Accepting Comments on White-Tailed Deer Management Plan for Two Historical Parks

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Date: March 12, 2015
Contact: Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles, 202-619-7177

WASHINGTON—The National Park Service (NPS) would like to remind the pubic of the on-going comment period to inform a White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for Harpers Ferry and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal national historical parks. Public scoping comments are being accepted through March 20, 2015.

The NPS is presenting four preliminary alternatives and five potential focus areas to help guide feedback. The preliminary alternatives are no action, nonlethal deer management, lethal deer management or a combination of lethal and nonlethal deer management. A newsletter with additional details is available on the project website.

How to Comment
Members of the public and organizations are encouraged to provide comments online, the NPS preferred method, via the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website.

Comments may also be submitted in writing to:

Attn: Deer Management Plan
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park
1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740-6620

Comments must be entered into the website or postmarked by March 20, 2015 to receive consideration. Please be aware that the entire comment submitted –including personal identifying information such as address, phone number, e-mail address –may be made publicly available. Requests to withhold such personal identifying information from public release will be considered, but there is no guarantee that they will be withheld.

There are five parks in the national capital region that already have approved white-tailed deer management plans. The parks are: Catoctin Mountain Park (Md.), Rock Creek Park (D.C.), Antietam National Battlefield (Md.), Manassas National Battlefield Park (Va.) and Monocacy National Battlefield (Md.).

For more information visit the project website at


Last updated: April 10, 2015

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1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740



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