The Metrowest Conservation Alliance (MCA) formed the Deer Management for Forest Health Committee in 2019 to create a regional approach to deer management that would positively impact the health of our forests. The success of our individual programs will depend on a coordinated, multi-strategy regional approach that includes municipalities, conservation organizations, and other landowners.
Our priorities include:
- Improving public education on deer overabundance,
- The role of hunting as a management practice,
- Sharing resources, and
- Providing training events for staff and volunteers on how to assess deer populations and provide data the state can use in its annual population assessments.