Staten Island Borough President: City Needs Plan For Dealing With Surge In Deer Population September 14, 2015 New York

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... “When you have more than 10 deer per square mile, you will start seeing ecological devastation. [U.S. Forest research indicates 15 to 28 deer per square mile is optimal, with too much underbrush developing at 10 and below]  ... When you have more than 15, you start seeing Lyme and tick-borne diseases. [Deer density is generally uncorrelated with Lyme} ... We’re at 42 deer per square mile [the target deer density forDelaware is 40 deer per square mile] ... 


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