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Implementation of the Deer Management Plan on Hill Island and Other Properties Affected by Hyperabundant Deer Populations

Hyperabundant populations of White-tailed deer threaten the ecological value of the varied forest communities on Hill Island and other park islands. Intensive browsing has led to a distinct lack of understory vegetation and changing forest composition.  Parks Canada has developed a deer management strategy in response to these ecological impacts and is proposing to restore the native vegetation to the area by reducing deer numbers. The deer herd reduction will be conducted as outlined in the Hill Island Hyperabundant Deer Management Plan (2012). The goal of the project is to restore the integrity of the forest ecosystem on Hill Island and the processes to protect the habitat of plant species of conservation concern (e.g. Pitch pine). The deer herd reduction began in 2007 in an effort to reduce populations to a level (~4 deer per km2) that will allow for healthy forest regeneration, and efforts continue to attain that population density. The reduction in deer numbers will be achieved by partnering with the Mohawks of Akwesasne to harvest White-tailed deer from the Island.  The monitoring program will continue to track the effectiveness of the deer reduction strategy in the recovery of the forest ecosystem. This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.


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Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New Project Being Assessed by Parks Canada - Public Comments Invited 23 october to 22 november, 2019 - October 23, 2019

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  • Location

    • Thousand Islands National Park of Canada (Ontario)
  • Project Type

    • Remediation and conservation
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2019-10-23
  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    80271

Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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