Charles Island: Connecticut DEP to implement habitat and deer management plan February 17, 2011 Connecticut

Connecticut DEP to implement habitat and deer management plan   February 17, 2011  Connecticut  Stamford Plus Magazine  

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with Audubon Connecticut and the Connecticut Audubon Society today announced that as part of an overall management plan to protect one of Connecticut's largest heron and egret breeding colonies (rookeries), the small deer population on Charles Island in Milford will soon be removed. 

“After consulting with experts from the Connecticut Audubon Society, Audubon Connecticut, and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, DEP is taking a science-based approach to evaluate and address threats to bird species on Charles Island,” said Bill Hyatt, Chief of DEP’s Bureau of Natural Resources. “The initial phase of the restoration effort will involve euthanizing the approximately 16 deer currently inhabiting the island.

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